Tag Archives: Verdi

Spellbound

Spellbound Un Ballo in Maschera, music composed by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Somma, Investec Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia conducted by Matthew Kofi Waldren, new production of the original, uncensored version directed by Rodula Gaitanou, based on … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2019

ENDNOTES, March 2019 In this edition; contemporary British music on the Sheva label: the Danish National Seasonal Songbook, from OUR Recordings; reviewed by Stuart Millson Hector Berlioz, Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), a concert at St Paul’s, reviewed by Leslie Jones One … Continue reading

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La Traviata, 2019

La Traviata, 2019 La Traviata, opera in three acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after La dame aux camélias by Alexander Dumas (fils), conducted by Antonello Manacorda, directed by Richard Eyre, Royal Opera, 14th January 2019, … Continue reading

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Graffiti, Politti

Graffiti, Politti Royal Opera, Simon Boccanegra, opera in a prologue and three acts, 15thNovember 2018, directed by Elijah Moshinsky, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave revised by Arrigo Boito, orchestra conducted by Henrik Nánási, reviewed by Leslie … Continue reading

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Falstaff, Staatsoper Berlin

Verdi’s Falstaff, Staatsoper Berlin, Wednesday 28th March 2018, director Mario Martone, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, reviewed by TONY COOPER Verdi’s Falstaff mirrors the two buses scenario for me this year. Up until now I haven’t caught a production of this opera … Continue reading

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Mac the Knife

Mac the Knife Macbeth, an opera in four parts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, 3rd revival of director Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production, designs by Anthony Ward, Royal Opera, 25th March 2018, … Continue reading

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Falstaff

 Falstaff Falstaff, music composed by Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito, Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerpen, Belgium, December 31st 2017, directed by Christoph Waltz, conducted by Tomáš Netopil, reviewed by TONY COOPER With a libretto by Arrigo Boito based on Shakespeare’s The Merry … Continue reading

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Bitter and Twisted

  Bitter and Twisted Rigoletto, opera in three acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Victor Hugo’s Le Roi s’amuse, director David McVicar, orchestra conducted by Alexander Joel, Royal Opera, 14th December 2017, reviewed by LESLIE … Continue reading

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Rape Seed

Rape Seed Les Vêpres Siciliennes; Grand Opera in five acts, music composed by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Eugène Scribe & Charles Duveyrier, sung in French with English surtitles, directed by Stefan Herheim, conducted by Maurizio Benini, Royal Opera, 12th October 2017, reviewed … Continue reading

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Slave Morality

Slave Morality Aida, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, directed by Phelim McDermott, ENO, 28th September 2017, in collaboration with the theatre company Improbable, reviewed by LESLIE JONES Interviewed by the … Continue reading

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