Month: April 2009
Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” at La Fenice — Two Women in a Labyrinth
From the word “go”, the audience feels that this “Maria Stuarda” is quite different from the standard fare offered by Italian theatres.
Lohengrin at The Royal Opera, London
I first saw this production in Manchester in 1981: I loved it then and love it now, despite the present hero’s un-Heldentenor qualities when compared to the glorious Peter Hoffman of yore.
Coronation revived by some great singing and a little restraint
Glyndebourne’s first ever semi-opera
Suffering Br¸nnhilde, Her Betrayers and an Unexpected Hero
In Brooding Lieder, Gentleness and Drama
Opera for the Common Man
Lulu, OpÈra de Lyon
Kwangchul Youn makes his long-awaited debut at the Royal Opera House, London.
Youn made his Bayreuth debut in 1996, only six years after coming to Europe. He sang the Nightwatchman in Der Meistersinger von N¸rnberg.