A champion comes to Elsa’s rescue but she must not ask his name. When it looks as if Elsa may have found happiness, forces of darkness conspire against her.
This epic fairytale contains some of Wagner’s most beguiling and beautiful music. It’s th
News leaked out about Glyndebourne’s season-opener, a new production of Richard Strauss’s delicious confection Ariadne auf Naxos, a few days in advance of the first night, setting up quite an expectation of what was to come.
The fifteen books of Ovid’s Metamorphoses have inspired composers from Cavalli and Monteverdi to Britten and beyond.
Classical Opera’s fascinating programme prefaces enchanting transformation scenes from operas by the three greatest composers of th
Glyndebourne opens the summer festival season with a new production of the elegant Strauss/Hofmannsthal conceit in which preparations for a new opera seria by a young composer are rudely interrupted by the announcement that it will be played simultaneousl
As well as writing about Verdi, and presenting a documentary to celebrate his bicentenary, Rolando Villazón is on a 15-date European tour in which he sings arias by the composer, accompanied in London by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the Russian condu