Good times at the opera in 2017

2017 was a busy opera year for yours truly, with plenty local outings as well as opera trips to Italy, Austria and Germany, and a return to Glyndebourne in style (3 out of 4 dates = sunny). I met old and new friends and even ran into a certain contralto on the street 😉 And then there was the Summer of Tito. Plus a couple of duds and misses… 😉

January – the month of the three very different divas

Der Rosenkavalier | ROH
The year 1767 with Classical Opera – saw only half due to work
Written on Skin | ROH
Karina Gauvin | Wigmore Hall

February – when we was kickin’ it (real) old skool

Adriana Lecouvreur | ROH

March – Handel and (so much) more

Sondra Radvanovksy | Cadogan Hall
Partenope | ENO
Patricia Petibon | Wigmore Hall
David Daniels | Wigmore Hall
Faramondo | Britten Hall RCM London Handel Fest
Ormisda | St George’s Hanover Sq London Handel Fest
Alceste | Wigmore Hall

April – more Handel, and Vivaldi in Italy

Galina Averina | St George’s Hanover Sq London Handel Fest
Il duello amoroso (St George’s Hanover Sq) – not missed but decided against writing about it
L’incoronazione di Dario 1 and 2 | Teatro Regio Torino Torino Vivaldi Festival

May – when things got really intense

The Exterminating Angel | ROH
Karita Mattila | Wigmore Hall
Veronique Gens | Wigmore Hall
Ariodante | Theater an der Wien
Ariodante | Barbican

June – everywhere

Sonia Prina | Halle Handel Fest
L’elisir d’amore | ROH
English Concert | Wigmore Hall – not missed but I seem to have forgotten all about it!
Hipermestra | Glyndebourne – post needs finishing!
Monteverdi vespers | Barbican
Hamlet | Glyndebourne

July – everything

Mitridate, re di Ponto | ROH
Woman at Point Zero | LSO at St Luke’s (ROH)
Michael Spyres/Joyce El-Khoury (Cadogan Hall) – missed due to (my) illness
Gerhaher | Wigmore Hall
JPYA | ROH
La clemenza di Tito | Glyndebourne

August – the essence of this blog

Israel in Egypt | BBC Proms
La clemenza di Tito | Glyndebourne

September – the one and only

Sonia Prina | Wigmore Hall
Classical Opera/ The Mozartists – missed due to (over) work

October – Baroque all the way

Xavier Sabata | Wigmore Hall
Giulio Cesare | Theater an der Wien
Roberta Invernizzi | Wigmore Hall
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria | Staatsoper Hamburg

November – got strong women?

Rodelinda | ENO
JDD Masterclass (Wigmore Hall) – cancelled due to… Central London mass hysteria
Semiramide | ROH

December – strong women continued (to end the year in style)

Semiramide | ROH
Early Opera / Charpentier (Wigmore Hall) – missed due to… front door lock jam at dehggi’s
Joyce DiDonato | Wigmore Hall

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Mozart/Baroque loving red dragon

Posted on December 27, 2017, in barbican, ENO, glyndebourne, royal opera house, theater an der wien, wigmore hall and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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