It’s not often that the accompanist is given top billing in a vocal recital, even when he’s the venue’s musical director.
“Everything in opera comes from Italy”, says Dalibor Jenis, who sings Renato in the current Royal Opera House Un ballo in maschera. “Italian is the language of music, my second mother language”
Glyndebourne is the epitome of British opera festivals. Seventy-five years ago, John Christie founded the tradition of “country house opera”, where opera can be enjoyed in beautiful settings.
On the whole, I’d prefer the conspirators to be sitting on toilets…
With Gˆtterd‰mmerung, a co-production with the Kˆln Opera House created by Robert Carsen (stage direction), Patrick Kinmonth (sets and costumes) and
Jeffrey Tate (conductor), La Fenice approaches completion of the
Four years have passed since the most celebrated American soprano of recent times, RenÈe Fleming, graced the stage at Covent Garden, in Elijah Moshinsky’s classic production of Otello.
Le Grand Macabre is the only opera of Gyˆrgy LigÈti, one of the
major composers of the 20th century.
What is the worst opera with the best music?