Rusalka at the Teatro Real in Madrid

For all the popularity of what might be termed its hit number, Dvořák’s opera Rusalka has a somewhat odd history in the UK.  It had to wait until 1959 before…

Billy Budd in Madrid

Like Carmen, Billy Budd is an operatic personage of such breadth and depth that he becomes unique to everyone. This signals that there is no Billy Budd (or Carmen) who…