Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interview: Marina Poplavskaya

Royal Opera premières are relatively rare events. Anna Nicole may have caused a stir at Covent Garden recently, but a lesser-trumpeted event was the first performance – admittedly over a century after its composition – of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride. … Continue reading

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Shockingly good Rite from Litton in Bergen

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Petrushka Andrew Litton/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (BIS) ‘I confessed to Sergey Diaghilev that I didn’t understand a single note of The Rite of Spring. With a smile he turned to me: “Monteux, it’s a masterpiece which is … Continue reading

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The Tsar’s Bride: Royal Wedding fevers hits the Royal Opera

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s Bride ***** The Royal Opera, 14th April 2011 Kate and Wills’ won’t be the only royal wedding concerning London this month, courtesy of the Royal Opera’s much belated first production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1899 historical epic The Tsar’s … Continue reading

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