Bampton Classical Opera’s 25th anniversary season opens with a concert this week (Wednesday 7th) to mark the bicentenary of Anglo-Italian soprano Nancy Storace (1765–1817). The concert includes significant works composed by Mozart, Haydn, Stephen Storace, Sarti and Salieri, which were associated with her, and arias that will be sung by American soprano Jacquelyn Stucker. Here, Jaquelyn, a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, shares her insight and admiration for Nancy Storace and the works she shall be performing at the concert, as well as her love for cooking a hearty Sunday roast.
Carmen as you’ve never seen before
Apologises. This one is a long report because there was plenty to cover on Barrie Kosky’s production. Enjoy!
For those of you who are new to Bizet’s opera, you’ve heard the music before. Without knowing it, you’ve heard the music of Carmen in a perfume, insurance or car advert. It is the second most performed opera at the Royal Opera House (ROH), and many would recommend Carmen as an opera for first-timers to see, yet I’m unsure if I’d say the same for the opening night I attended on Monday.
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Can someone start a review publication or blog on flowers and bouquets at the curtain call, please! I would definitely subscribe to that. 💐 twitter.com/larkingrumple/…
A while since I’ve seen such an ill-timed bouquet presentation... and such a measly bunch of flowers! Did someone nip out to Tesco’s in the interval? #ROHtraviata 💐— Mark Pullinger (@larkingrumple) January 14, 2019
So there's FOMO and now something called JOMO, the Joy Of Missing Out. I may possibly have obsessive cleaning disorder since I've moved into my new place, but boiy it's refreshing and satisfying coming home to see this. Meet my kitchen sink & plant life. Inspired by @mrshinchhome
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