Sunday, 3 November 2013

Wexford 2013 Discovery - Foroni Cristina Queen of Sweden

Wexford I love because it experiments with operas that are "new" to modern audiences. Some  are obscure for good reasons but every now and then a treasue surfaces. Bu this year's discovery sounds like something very special indeed. Jacopo Foroni’s Cristina, Regina di Svezia(1849), an opera written for Swedish audiences by an Italian. Please read the report in Opera Today - more informative than anything else anywhere else. This sounds l;ike an opera we need to know about, so it's worth making the effort to find out more.

Also reviewed Jules Massanet Thérèse (1907) and La Navarraise. and Nino Rota The Florentine Straw Hat. 

Coming up - more on Wozzeck, more on Britten Death in Venice (Aldeburgh), more on Les vêpres siciliennes (HD broadcast tomorrow), Sakari Oramo BBCSO , Julian Anderson at the Wigmore Hall and much more. Keep coming back to this site.

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