This is a recording that glories in iconicity.
Month: September 2007
Dusting off a MasterpieceÖ ìThe Fortunes of King Croesusî by Reinhard Keiser, coming to Opera North, Leeds and Minnesota Opera soon.
Masterpiece? The term rather depends on whether the artist in question was indeed a master and it might come as a surprise to learn that this little-known composer of the brief, but significant, German Baroque Opera period is regarded by many as just that.
Margaret Garner at NYCO
The New York City Operaís production of Richard Danielpourís and Toni Morrisonís opera, Margaret Garner, boldly faces the ugly history of slavery in the United States, and the racism inherent in the institution of opera.
Hear the Voice and Prayer
There are a number of signs of the popularity of the Kingís Singersótheir longevity as an ensemble, the huge success of their public concerts, and their sizable discography all come immediately to mind.
The Feast of St. Edward, King and Confessor at Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey is surely many things to many people.
Playing Elizabethís Tune
The 2004 DVD “Playing Elizabethís Tune,” originating in a BBC television production, features concert performances of Byrdís sacred music sung by the Tallis Scholars along with documentary material treating the composer and his time.
GIORDANO: Andrea ChÈnier
Andrea ChÈnier, an opera in four acts.
Brewer at her best in live “Fidelio”
It is not surprising that it was Beethoven’s Fidelio that was chosen to reconsecrate rebuilt opera houses in Vienna and Berlin in the years after World War Two.
Italian Sunshine Sweeps Away Gloomy Operatic Forecast
If the swift downpour that hit Pesaro, moments before the Prima of G. Rossini’s Otello on August 8th, seemed like a bad omen, that was nothing compared to the two major cast changes that could have weakened the foundation of the Rossini Opera Festival’s new production of the opera and washed it away.
PENDERECKI: Die Teufel von Loudon
Of the operas composed in the latter half of the twentieth century, Krzysztof Pendereckiís Die Teufel von Loudon is a significant contribution to the repertoire.