Sydney, Opera House, Salome – Richard Strauss, März 2019

Sydney Opera House Salome –  Richard Strauss Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare. – In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking… Continue reading Sydney, Opera House, Salome – Richard Strauss, März 2019

Saffron Walden, New Sussex Opera, The Travelling Companion – Charles V. Stanford, IOCO Review, 08.12.2018

New Sussex Opera The Travelling Companion  – by –  Charles Villiers Stanford – Based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen – By Janet Banks Irish-born Charles Villiers Stanford, *1852-1924, successful as a choral and orchestral composer and influential in British musical life, nevertheless struggled to make an impact in the genre he most cared… Continue reading Saffron Walden, New Sussex Opera, The Travelling Companion – Charles V. Stanford, IOCO Review, 08.12.2018