Glyndebourne 2016

That time of the year again, for sketching the next 12 month’s opera schedule. I haven’t made my mind up yet, just musing over the offer:

Die Meistersinger – normally not my thing BUT check out the cast:

Hans Sachs Gerald Finley
Walther von Stoltzing Michael Schade
Beckmesser Jochen Kupfer
Eva Amanda Majeski
Pogner Alastair Miles
David David Portillo

Il barbiere – DeNiese as Rosina, whatever (though of course she’ll be in something at Glyndebourne, just as we’ve got a boatload of Kozena at Wigmore now…). There’s a disgruntled young mezzo out there somewhere.

The Cunning little Vixen – you know, I really like the libretto and I remember it’s a colourful production

Nozze – that ’70s production.

Beatrice et Benedict – making the rounds, eh (Shakespeare year)? Another chance to catch d’Oustrac.

Says Glyndebourne’s site:

French mezzo soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac will make her role debut as Béatrice opposite the US tenor Paul Appleby.

Mais non, she will make her debut in the role next month at La Monnaie so she will have a bit of experience under the belt come next summer.

A Misummer Night’s Dream – obviously also Shakespeare year and:

Oberon Tim Mead – yes!
Tytania Kathleen Kim
Lysander Benjamin Hulett – maybe?
Demetrius Duncan Rock
Hermia Elizabeth DeShong – curious to hear her live
Helena Kate Royal
Theseus Michael Sumuel
Hippolyta Claudia Huckle
Bottom Matthew Rose – love him!

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About dehggial

opera lover with a predilection for Mozart and Baroque

Posted on January 15, 2016, in glyndebourne and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I heard Elizabeth DeShong live once a few years ago at the Met – it was in a slightly silly opera (The Enchanted Island) but I remember liking her.

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