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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ICYMI: Writing about Strauss's Four Last Song and tenor, Jonas Kaufmann's performance at the Barbican Hall. A 'disappointing' experience, but it won't stop me paying to see the German. twitter.com/MaryGNguyen/st…
Not a review by any means. Just a write-up of my honest feelings and thoughts of Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, performing Strauss's Four Last Songs. https://t.co/YhJjcXKmeu Photo by @oysterman55 📸 pic.twitter.com/DvmK1x5Y3t— Trendfem.com🌸🎶 (@MaryGNguyen) May 22, 2018
Not a review by any means. Just a write-up of my honest feelings and thoughts of Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, performing Strauss's Four Last Songs. trendfem.com/2018/05/jonas-… Photo by @oysterman55 📸