Performances by Bampton Classical Opera are typically noteworthy for two principal aspects: first, the company repeatedly presents classical-period rarities which surprise and delight, and second, they do so with wit,…
The performance of lieder is a partnership between singer and pianist. In May I heard Julius Drake redeem an indifferent recital by the sheer beauty of his playing. I’ve been…
The legacy of Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) includes some notable compositions, and among them is his unique setting of the Faust story.
A fine-sounding Santa Fe Opera orchestra, excellently conducted by FrÈdÈric Chaslin, was barely into the haunting, delicate prelude to Act I of La traviata, when a funeral procession, wet umbrellas…
Faust, OpÈra en cinq actes.