Our front cover this month shows a dramatic moment from Garsington Opera’s production of Mitridate, with Robert Murray in the title role.
Tamara Wilson sings Senta in Der fliegende Holländer next month and talks to Roger Pines about her career so far, which has included roles in operas by a dazzlingly wide range of composers—Mozart, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Wagner and Britten.
William Christie and colleagues, in conversation with Fred Cohn about Baroque singing and Les Arts Florissants’ achievements over the years since its foundation in 1979.
The Australian chief executive and artistic director of Northern Ireland Opera, Cameron Menzies, in conversation with Sarah Noble about travelling halfway round the world to take up a new job during a pandemic.
John Allison explores the connections between the Salzburg Festival and the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and conductor Rafael Kubelík.
Brian Robins was nearly put off opera for life by an early encounter with Ruddigore but found his way to a love of the artform via Le nozze di Figaro and Les Troyens, choosing the latter, conducted by Colin Davis in 1969, as a favourite recording.
Reviews include Dialogues des Carmélites at Glyndebourne, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mitridate and Ariadne auf Naxos at Garsington Opera, Tristan und Isolde at Grange Park Opera, Götterdämmerung at Longborough, Lulu, Dialogues de Carmélites and Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Vienna, Orphée et Eurydice in Bordeaux, Semele in Göttingen, Otello in Florence, Peter Grimes in Warsaw, Rusalka in Amsterdam, Il turco in Italia in Madrid, Ainadamar in Detroit and Treemonisha, Susannah and the full season in St Louis.
Our disc of the month is Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, from the Château de Versailles Spectacles, conducted by Gaétan Jarry.Order This Issue Subscribe