Boston Baroque to conduct itself in comedic ways
58th Wexford Festival Opera
David Agler must be feeling a trifle unlucky. Having in 2005 taken over the reins of a flourishing, internationally renowned opera festival, with a stylish new opera house in the planning and the Irish economy booming, his hopes must been high; but in the event the Canadian’s first few years as Artistic Director of the Wexford Festival Opera have been far from plain-sailing.
Candide, Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp
Decade in review
An Interview with William Price
Composer William Price was born in Missouri (1971) and raised in Alabama, where he is presently professor of music theory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The Maestro Was Miserable
Long wait rewarded with near-perfect production
Elektra at the Met
The roles Richard Strauss composed for his “chorus” of Five Serving Maids in Elektra — all that remains in the opera of the commentator chorus in Sophocles’ tragedy — are short but arduous.
Authenticity online: British Library allows virtual browsing of original Messiah score