Subscribe to
Opera Today

Receive articles and news via RSS feeds or email subscription.


twitter_logo[1].gif



9780521746472.png

0810888688.gif

0810882728.gif

Recently in News

Arizona Opera Presents Don Pasquale in Tucson

On April 12, 2014, Arizona Opera opened its series of performances of Donizetti's Don Pasquale in Tucson. Chuck Hudson’s production of this opera combined Commedia dell’arte with Hollywood movie history.

Five Young Singers Named Winners in the Final Round of the 2014 Met National Council Auditions

 

San Diego Opera Will Shut its Doors

 

Century-old music mystery solved: Long-lost opera by Spanish composer Enrique Granados located

 

North Star

 

Reports of the Death of Opera Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

 

Werther or not

 

Rameau: Les Surprises de l'Amour

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/08/rameau-les-surprises-amour-review/print

From Student To Teacher: Marilyn Horne

http://www.classicalsinger.com/magazine/article.php?id=2691

La damnation de Faust: LSO/ Gergiev

http://www.opera-britannia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1041:la-damnation-de-faust-lso-gergiev-3rd-november-2013&catid=10:concert-and-recital-reviews&Itemid=16

Daniel Barenboim to step down from La Scala two years early

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/daniel-barenboim-to-step-down-from-la-scala-two-years-early

Listen to Yourself: A Conversation with Christa Ludwig

http://www.classicalsinger.com/magazine/article.php?id=2660

Iain Bell’s A Harlot’s Progress, An Opera to be Reckoned With

http://www.seenandheard-international.com/2013/10/24/iain-bells-harlots-progress-opera-reckoned/

Old gods awaken

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2013/10/old-gods-awaken.html

breaking baden

http://parterre.com/2013/10/26/breaking-baden/#more-31144

Soaring Into San Francisco: Greer Grimsley as The Flying Dutchman

https://www.sfcv.org/events-calendar/artist-spotlight/soaring-into-san-francisco-greer-grimsley-as-the-flying-dutchman

21 Reasons You Should Book for An Evening With Stuart Skelton & Friends in Celebration of ENO

http://primalamusica.typepad.com/primalamusica/2013/10/21-reasons.html

Of chaste divas and broken legato

http://likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com/2013/10/of-chaste-divas-and-broken-legato.html

Grumbles over Scala's New MD Designate, Mutiny on the High Cs

http://operachic.typepad.com/opera_chic/2013/10/grumbles-over-scalas-new-md-designate-mutiny-on-the-high-cs-.html

London: Music under the shadow of Handel

http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/london-music-under-the-shadow-of-handel

OPERA TODAY ARCHIVES »

News

16 Aug 2005

Handel's Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/20050816.FIG0086.html?093816

Cleopatre seduit Cesar et le public

Glyndebourne : Jean-Louis Validire [Le Figaro, 16 August 2005]

Se rendre a Glyndebourne, c'est aller a la recherche du temps perdu, quitter Londres sous la menace terroriste pour rejoindre un havre de paix, une reserve d'Indiens ou tout ne serait que luxe, calme et volupte. Dans un rite immuable, les spectateurs attendent dans le parc, les femmes en robes longues, les hommes en smoking. Le seul bruit est celui des bouchons de champagne qu'il est de bon ton de deguster en couple ou entre amis avant d'entrer dans la salle en bois de l'opera, a la remarquable acoustique.

[Translation: To return to Glyndebourne, one looks for times past, to leave London under the threat of terrorism, to join a haven, an Indian reserve where all would be only luxury, quiet and pleasure. In an unchangeable ritual, the spectators wait in the park, the women in long dresses, the men in tuxes. The only noise is the welcome sound of champagne corks, as couples and friends imbibe before entering into the auditorium with remarkable acoustics.]

Click here for audio samples.

Send to a friend

Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message.

Friend's Email Address: (required)

Your Email Address: (required)

Message (optional):