Glyndebourne Festival 2021 Review: ‘Il turco in Italia’

Rossini’s operatic world is a crossroads of things: the formal conventions of arias, duets, cavatina, patter number, the stock characters of the Commedia dell’arte, a hotchpotch of contemporary patriarchal and orientalist stereotypes, and reheated scenarios from various librettists. How do modern audiences, relatively unmoored from this world, connect with these shows? A Brilliant Production In this new production of “Il {…}

Michael Fabiano, Lucy Crowe, Alice Coote, Danielle De Niese Headline Glyndebourne’s Summer 2021 Streaming Slate

The Glyndebourne Open House series is set to return this May with four streamed operas on its official website and YouTube channel. “Last year’s Open House broadcasts were hugely popular so we’re delighted to be offering more free online operas, and hope that people will once again take the opportunity to create their own Festival experience at home,” said Stephen {…}

Diana Damrau, José Carreras, Renata Scotto, Annalisa Stroppa, Gabriella Reyes Headline Top 10 Operas to Stream This Week

The holidays are in full swing and companies around the world are adapting their particular showcases to suit the festive mood. So for those wondering, yes, there will be a Messiah showcase, some Christmas concerts, a “Christmas” opera, and other performances that are sure to make the Yuletide all the more memorable. So without further ado, here are our top {…}

Glyndebourne Announces Concert / Streaming Slate for December 2020

Glyndebourne is set to present a number of unique showcases for the holiday season. The company will present “Glyndebourne Christmas Concerts” throughout the early part of December. The showcase will feature the Glyndebourne Chorus and Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra conducted by Aidan Oliver. Performance Dates: Dec. 5-13, 2020  “The Magic Flute” will be presented in a semi-staged 90-minute version. The opera {…}