Wednesday 1 January 2014

Planet Hugill list for 2013

Rosalind Plowright as Madame de Croissy in Poulenc's Carmelites at the Theatre des Champs Elysees
It is the time of year when people produce lists of the best and worst of the preceding year, so that we though we at Planet Hugill would do something similar, here are our selections from 2013.

Robert's list:
  • Recording artist of the year: treble Inigo Jones who appeared as soloist on New College Oxford's recordings of sacred music Mozart, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Britten.
  • Opera of the year: Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites in two very different but striking productions at the Chatelet Theatre, Paris and Grange Park Opera
  • Special mention: ETO's children's opera Laika the Space Dog, with music by Russell Hepplewhite
  • Best frock: Joyce DiDonato's amazing Vivienne Westwood number at her Drama Queens recital (and the music wasn't bad either)
  • A pair of inspiring evenings: Two memorable farewells, Sarah Walker's 70th birthday and Felicity Lott's final solo recital, both at Wigmore Hall
  • Best contemporary opera: George Benjamin's Written on Skin at Covent Garden, showing what contemporary opera can be

Hilary's list:

2013 CD selection:

Elsewhere on this blog:

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