Many an anthology of Puccini’s “greatest hits” has found its way to market, and many more will follow this latest from Decca, Puccini Gold.
The Royal Opera’s new Salome is set roughly in the 1930s, in surroundings which refer overtly to Pasolini’s SalÚ or the 120 Days of Sodom, populated by uniformed soldiers and naked whores.
La Partenope: Dramma per musica in three acts.
Dread and disgruntle are the emotions natural to the fan of any special singer when he arrives at the opera house to learn she has withdrawn from the performance and been replaced by an unknown.
With the tenth anniversary of her death approaching, Orfeo has released a double-CD box set tribute to Leonie Rysanek in their Wiener Staatsoper Live series.