Israel Opera’s summer festival grew astonishingly in the year following its 2010 inaugural season.
It would seem that in his preparations for this new production of Simon
Boccanegra, the acclaimed Russian director, Dmitri Tcherniakov, has been
familiarising himself Jonathan Miller’s previous ENO efforts.
John Fulljames has been appointed Associate Director for Opera at the Royal Opera House.
Think verismo and one imagines melodramatic, often violent plots which peer unflinchingly into the soul of every character.
The current Tosca at the Royal Opera House is something of a classic, revived four times in five years. It’s now being filmed for cinema to be released in November 2011.
There has been much eager anticipation for Luke Bedford’s opera Seven Angels.
It was a lucky happenstance that glorious vocalism characterized Badisches
Staatstheater’s La Gioconda, for effective stagecraft was nowhere in evidence…but, oh, what singing!
A capacity crowd at the Wigmore Hall eagerly awaited the arrival of Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin on the platform on Tuesday evening.