As difficult as it is to identify a single score as representative of its composer, Symphony no. 8 in C minor by Anton Bruckner is an essential work that may be regarded as the quintessence of his accomplishments in the form.
ChÈrubin: ComÈdie chantÈe in three acts.
Satyagraha is an odd duck to encounter if you are seeking a traditional opera-going experience or anything like it.
Victor DeRenzi is a man of convictions ó and of courage. Given his commitment to tradition, you might call DeRenzi, artistic director of Sarasota Opera since 1982, conservative.
With what might (if one were risking facetiousness) be termed a ìfalse-setî of four countertenors in the cast, this was always going to be an intriguing production of Handelís Giulio Cesare for aficionados of a voice type which has revolutionised the perception (and popularity) of baroque opera over the past 15 years.
Harrison Birtwistle’s new full-scale opera, commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is a study of isolation and imprisonment.