ROH Spring Season and London Handel Fest General Sale
Yours truly’s purse has taken a heavy hit today as these two fine opera purveyors have decided to start their General Sale on the same day. Luckily Wigmore Hall’s is on 5 February (whew). Here’s what I got:
London Handel Fest
Ariodante – my demands are few: Dopo notte and a good Polinesso. Let’s hope so!
Maria Ostroukhova recital – anyone who includes La bocca vaga in their recital has my attention.
Berenice – “She (Berenice) has her sights on the Macedonian prince Demetrio. But he loves Berenice’s sister Selene,” – my hope is we’ll get a nice mezzo-countertenor duet out of this. In any case, looking forward to Michal Czerniawski.
Elpidia (pasticcio) – Opera Settecento returns with some of our local faves
Alexander Balus was so overpriced I had to let it go. The prices seemed high in general, but the festival offers discounts for booking 3+ events.
Posted on January 19, 2016, in 20th century, baroque, basses, donizetti, mezzos & contraltos, royal opera house and tagged ariodante, berenice, boris godunov, elpidia, lucia di lamermoor, maria ostroukhova, oedipe. Bookmark the permalink. 111 Comments.