Tag Archives: Danielle de Niese

Forced farce: Arden’s Barber opens up shop at Glyndebourne

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia *** Glyndebourne Festival, 22nd May 2016 Comedy’s a funny old thing. Rossini and Wagner certainly had rather different approaches to it. The previous night, Glyndebourne Festival opened with Die Meistersinger, a lengthy comedy on a poignant … Continue reading

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Prom 76: Alsop and Kaufmann lead the Last Night revelries

Last Night of the Proms; BBCSO/Alsop Royal Albert Hall, 12th September 2015 And so it ends. Eight weeks have sped past, there’s an autumnal chill in the air (though to be fair, it was there for much of August… and … Continue reading

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Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

Ravel: L’heure espagnole/ L’Enfant et les sortilèges ***** Glyndebourne, 8th August 2015 Sultry Spanish rhythms and bawdy humour are counterbalanced by Gallic charm in the return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera of Laurent Pelly’s productions of L’heure espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges. Composed … Continue reading

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