Opera

Turandot or Eastern magic

Turandot, it goes without saying in view of the popularity and diffusion it has achieved, is the last of the operas written by Puccini;…

No blackface, just blackhand

All this can be learned by reading the house programme published for the new production, a small volume on which we would like some…

Journey around her room

One might be tempted to say that everything takes place in a single set, but that would not do justice to the transformations of…

Musical wonders of a post-colonial Aida in Paris

Streaming on ArteConcert : https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/100855–001‑A/giuseppe-verdi-aida/ Prerequisite Strangely enough, this popular opera, warmly applauded by the 15,000 spectators which the Verona festival attracts for each performance, was neglected…

Wagner’s Ring in Locked-Down Paris : What's the Point ? Why not !

Alas, where now is that contempt for fate ? Where is that heart fit for adversity, That honest craving for immortality, And that fine flame that scorned the…

Cinderella, or the triumph of feather fan dancing

In 2017, the New Generation Festival was founded in Florence by three British citizens – Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville and Frankie Parham. Usually taking…

Marzelline, or the love of humanity

We have already addressed in our various reviews of the work the question of Fidelio, whose message of freedom and humanity is nowadays an…