An Engrossing Idea
GIUSEPPE PENNISI visits the
Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro for an
original and moving 'La Donna del Lago'
The thirty seventh edition of the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) was inaugurated in Pesaro on 8 August 2016 with La Donna del Lago ('The Lady of the Lake'). I was in the audience. La Donna del Lago, on a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola based on Walter Scott's novel, deals with in-fighting between Scottish clans and the attempts of King James Stuart V (Juan Diego Flórez) to reconcile them. The 'lady of the lake' is Elena (Salome Jicia), daughter of the chieftain of one of the clans; her father wants her to be married with one of his best fighters, Rodrigo (Micheal Spyres), but she is in love with a member of the opposite clan, Malcom (Varduhi Abrahamyan)...
Copyright © 10 August 2016