05 Apr 2011

Die Kluge/Mesdames de la Halle, Zurich Opera


By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 5 April 2011]

Does Carmina Burana deserve its popularity? Certainly history has dealt less kindly with the rest of Carl Orff’s music, and his operas remain obscure. Thanks to a bold double bill from Zurich’s international opera studio, listeners have the chance to assess Die Kluge (The Wise Woman) for themselves.