Damiano Michieletto’s production of William Tell was notorious. This one, which appeared a few months later, is more irritating than offensive. I mean, why set Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in a baker’s shop? And why integrate it with Pagliacci, as if they happened in the same village on the same weekend? Clever, or too clever by half? Looking at Cav, well rehearsed by Rodula Gaitanou, the really annoying thing is how good this production almost is.
The John Wilson Orchestra is on tour all over the country with a brand-new tribute to the great MGM musicals. And a full house in Birmingham loved it. This year the Maida Vale Singers, a professional choir of 16, has joined up, and its contribution is first-class. When, at the end of Wilson’s tribute to the father of American operetta, Sig Romberg, the chorus sang When I Grow Too Old To Dream, it was hankie time for me.
This Semiramide is a triumph for Joyce DiDonato, a singer of power and refinement, now in her full maturity. She fills the house with a flow of glorious tone which, when married as it is to a complete understanding of her role, the murderous Queen Semiramide, is totally irresistible. She is especially well supported here by Daniela Barcellona in the ‘trouser role’ of Arsace, Semiramide’s intended lover, who turns out to be her son!
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