Friday, 19 May 2017

Ryan Wigglesworth's The Winter's Tale

Iain Paterson & ensemble - Ryan Wigglesworth: The Winter's Tale - ENO (photo Johan Persson)
Iain Paterson & ensemble - Ryan Wigglesworth: The Winter's Tale - ENO (photo Johan Persson)
Ryan Wigglesworth's new opera The Winter's Tale, which premiered at English National Opera in March 2017 (see my review) is on BBC Radio 3 this Saturday (20 May 2017) recorded live at the London Coliseum. It is a chance to catch up with a powerful first opera and re-visit. The strong cast includes Iain Paterson as Leontes, Sophie Bevan as Hermione, Samantha Price as Perdita, Leigh Melrose as Polixenes, Anthony Gregory as Florizel/Court official, Susan Bickley as Paulina, Neal Davies as Antigonus/Shepherd and Timothy Robinson as Camillo, and Ryan Wigglesworth conducts.

During the interval there is a chance to hear director Rory Kinnear (whose directorial debut in opera this was) and members of the cast talking about the piece.

Full details from the BBC Radio 3 website (and the opera will be available on-line for 30 days after broadcast)

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