Classical & Opera
“And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
In May, reviews of Glyndebourne's new production of Der Rosenkavalier triggered a media storm about sexism.
The temptation to make a loud statement in this, the first new production of Verdi’s La traviata at Glyndebourne in over 25 years, must have been enormous.
Since Charles Mackerras's superb recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra appeared in 2008, we have been quite spoiled by new accounts of Mozart's last three symphonies, most recently from Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century (...
OPERAS galore are being performed in King’s Cross venues in Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, over three long weekends, starting next Thursday, July 24.
Royal Opera's Maria Stuarda: pathos and nobility from Joyce DiDonato, lazy nonsense from the directors
Plus: A Glyndebourne production that fails the fragile early Mozart opera, La finta giardiniera.
Glyndebourne’s annual away day from Lewes to the heaving metropolis is always a highlight of the Proms season, but this year’s visit was more hotly anticipated than usual.