Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, 30, shot to fame two years ago when she won several top awards, including the world’s biggest, Plácido Domingo’s Operalia. Domingo praised her “phenomenal, dramatic” vocal qualities. She studied in Copenhagen and Bergen and is about to make her debut at Glyndebourne, singing the title role in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. She will make her BBC Proms debut in August and stars in Cherubini’s Medea, directed by Fiona Shaw, at Wexford festival this autumn.
Shakespeare’s powerful magnetic field makes iron filings of us all. Composers writing operas in English are particularly susceptible. These past months, you could choose from Ryan Wigglesworth’s The Winter’s Tale premiered at ENO, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960), which launched the Aldeburgh festival, André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice (1968-1982), arriving at Covent Garden next month, and Australian composer Brett Dean’s new Hamlet at Glyndebourne last week.
Opera Holland Park was never short of chutzpah. Since 1996 it has offered opera to the people, many of whom had no idea they wanted it, at reasonable prices, achieving ever higher standards – and professional respect. Now it’s entered a new phase. This is its second year as an independent company released from the reins, at once nurturing and restraining, of the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea waste management, culture and leisure department.
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Selecting a term
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