Lucrezia
Lucrezia Borgia in Melbourne: pyjamas and shell suits.
LUCREZIA BORGIA Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto: Felice Romani, after Victor Hugo. Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. Sunday, 28 August 2022. Raymond Lawrence - Conductor Helena Dix - Lucrezia Borgia James Egglestone…
Interactie
INTERACTING WITH THE AUDIENCE
"The strength of Vocality lies in our interaction with the audience: we are interested in YOU! After all, we try to touch and entertain not only ourselves, but you too. So the…
Simon Boccanegra
SIMON BOCCANEGRA in Liege
Simon Boccanegra. Opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. 1856. Revised for La Scala, Milan, in 1881. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, with contributions by Giuseppe Montanelli, after the…
Akhnaten
Glass’s AKHNATEN at the MET
Akhnaten is one of Philip Glass’s three large-scale operas based on a “big idea,” in this case monotheism, following Einstein on the Beach, which dealt with new notions of time and space,…
TOSCA
TOSCA in Teatro Coccia (Novara)
TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini – Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Teatro Coccia, Novara (Italy) – May 27 and 29, 2022 Fabrizio Maria Carminati – Musical Direction; Renato Bonajuto - Stage…
Ernani
ERNANI in Rome
Ernani From the 3rd to the 31st of June 2022, the Opera Theatre in Rome presents Verdi’s Ernani, conducted by Marco Armiliato, directed by Hugo de Ana, with: Ernani (Tenor): Francesco Meli…
Il Pirata
IL PIRATA in Zürich
IL PIRATA in Zürich Il Pirata by Vincenzo Bellini. Melodramma in two acts. 1827. Libretto by Felice Romani, after Isidore J.S. Taylor’s play Bertram, ou Le Pirate (Bertram, or The Pirate), itself…
Regietheater
“Regietheater, The Ruination of Opera”
"Regietheater, The Ruination of Opera". A reflection on an article by Lynn René Bayley. Reading Time: 10 minutes The enthusiastic Tosca comments on the Facebook page of The Dutch Nationale Opera are…
Lohengrin
Lohengrin in Melbourne
"The show was pure panem et circenses - scenery porn more reliant upon empty spectacle than any emotional or human insight." Lohengrin. Opera Australia, Saturday May 14, 2022. State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne.…