Tag Archives: Bryn Terfel

Old wine, new bottles: vintage season unveiled at the ROH

Recently, I’ve enviously devoured new season announcements flooding in from various opera companies around the globe. Adding events to Bachtrack keeps me abreast of all the wonderful things in store. In February, the Opéra de Paris unveiled a seriously tempting … Continue reading

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Grigolo’s Nemorino intoxicates Covent Garden in L’elisir d’amore

Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore *** Royal Opera House, 19th November 2014 The cheap Bordeaux masquerading as Dulcamara’s ‘elixir’ seemed to have an intoxicating effect on more than Nemorino last night. Conductor Daniele Rustioni’s zippy tempi – whilst welcome – weren’t always … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Gods: an abattoir of ‘bleeding chunks’

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (highlights): DG The cover of “Twilight of the Gods” features Bryn Terfel brooding darkly, a raven perched on his shoulder. Twilight of the Gods? But isn’t Wotan out of the picture by Götterdämmerung? Despite the … Continue reading

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