Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Garsington Opera 2011
Garsington Opera starts its first season at Wormsley Park in grand style. Mozart The Magic Flute in a new Engluish translation by Jeremy Sams - bound to be pacy! Sure to please. Then, Rossini Il Turco en Italia conducted by Garsington's regular specialist maestro David Parry. Mark Stone sings. And for those who know another great Garsington tradition, an obscurity, Vivaldi La verità in cimento (Truth by ordeal) "a dotty story", goes the press release, about a King who switches babies born to his wife and mistress. It's the very dottiness that makes Vivaldi operas work, they're too cheerful to be serious. Please read the story in Opera Today.