Feel as if I am being flown like a kite by Wagner today, after a glorious performance of Die Walkure last night at Longborough.
Here is my review for The Independent.
Please take immediate note of this man. He is a Wagner marvel. http://www.anthonynegus.co.uk/
And these two sopranos are absolutely world class:
Rachel Nicholls - Brunnhilde
Lee Bisset - Sieglinde
Nor is it a bad place to hear music, or to enjoy a quiet interval picnic overlooking the Cotswold countryside...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wagner in the Cotswolds? Well, whyever not? Can-do attitudes aren't all that widespread at present anywhere else, so I trotted off to Longborough Festival Opera to see their latest Ring Cycle installment - and found myself moved to tears, something that doesn't often happen to me in Götterdammerung. At various other performances in the past I've longed for das Ende... At this one, I could have listened to the whole thing all over again right away. Because Longborough has a conductor whom I suspect may be the best-kept secret in the Wagnerian world, a lead soprano who can hold her own with the world's finest and an expert supporting cast - a cut-down scale doesn't mean compromising on quality. Here's my full review from the Independent.