Michal Zabavík, Margareta Klobucar (Manon Lescaut), Andries Cloete (Armand) (Photo: Peter Manninger)
Boulevard Solitude, Graz Opera
By Larry L Lash [Financial Times, 26 Apr 05]
In the middle of 2006, when you’d rather scream than hear another note of Mozart, take heed of a less-heralded musical birthday: Hans Werner Henze will turn 80.
Since I don’t see opera companies lining up to revive König Hirsch, Der Junge Lord or The English Cat, the Graz Opera’s new look at Henze’s 1952 Boulevard Solitude reminds us what a gifted and accessible composer he is.
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