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Teatro Real De Madrid 2017-18 – Gloriana: Anna Caterina Antonacci & David McVicar Team Up For Sensational Revival of Neglected Britten Work
Benjamin Britten’s “Gloriana” was supposed to be one of his great triumphs. The composer himself is quoted, prior to its premiere in 1953, that he saw it as his best work to that point (he had already written “Billy Budd” and “Peter Grimes,” mind you). It was composed for the regal occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. It was one of his greatest failures. Critics destroyed the opera less because…
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Artist Of The Week: Anna Caterina Antonacci Takes On Her First ‘Gloriana’
Anna Caterina Antonacci has long been considered one of the most distinguished sopranos of her generation, performing a wide range of repertoire from Rossini and Bizet to Poulenc, Massenet, and Faure. The soprano has never taken the usual route and some of her unusual repertoire choices have distinguished her as a committed singer and risk taker. This week, Antonacci continues her exploratory journey as she takes on the role of Queen…
Javier Camarena, Plácido Domingo & ‘Dead Man Walking’ Among Highlights of Teatro Real’s 2017-18 Season
The Teatro Real has finally announced its 2017-18 season, later than most other organizations. But the company has packed quite a punch for its upcoming showcase, with 13 operas on the docket. It all starts on Sept. 13 with Mozart’s rarely performed “Lucio Silla” directed by Claus Guth. The cast will be led by Patricia Petibon, who will sing five of the nine performances of the work. “Carmen” opens on…