Wednesday 2 November 2011

From Opera Magazein

I see from the latest Opera Magazine that ENO are reviving their production of Death in Venice but this time with John Graham-Hall as Aschenbach; Graham-Hall won plaudits for the role when the production appeared in Italy, at La Scala I think, so it is grand that he is being given a chance to repeat it on home turf.

Alessandro Talevi will be directing Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux for WNO in 2013, something really worth travelling to Cardiff for. Also in 2013, Covent Garden are doing Strauss's Capriccio with Renee Fleming, but in concert performance; presumably that means that John Cox production of the opera has been disposed of. We saw Cox's original version of the production, in Brussels many years ago with Felicity Lott, conducted by John Pritchard, and somehow it never seemed to survive the transfer to a bigger house with bigger frocks.

Also at Covent Garden in 2013, Wozzeck reappears, this time with Mark Elder at the helm.

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