Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

BEYOND BRUSSELS

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RODERIC DUNNETT journeys to Antwerp and Gent
and finds good things on offer at de Vlaamse Opera

 

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Willy Decker's coproduction for Vlaamse Opera with Opera Leipzig, with decor and costume designs by Wolfgang Gussmann, of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

This season's Wagner offering is a potent revival of Tristan and Isolde, directed by Willy Decker with Louis Gentile and Luana deVol as the ill-starred pair, backed up by Frode Olsen's King Mark and Jurgen Freier singing Kurwenal. Tristan opens in Gent (Thu 29 March 6.30) and after four performances (1,4,7 Apr) transfers to Antwerp for five more (13-25 Apr).

Willy Decker's coproduction for Vlaamse Opera with Opera Leipzig, with decor and costume designs by Wolfgang Gussmann, of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Robert Carsen, who directed Butterfly, returns for the final two stagings : a (hopefully slick) new production of Janacek's Sluwe Vosje (Cunning Little Vixen), in which Hanne Fischer and Rosemary Joshua sing the Fox and Vixen respectively, and David Pittman-Jennings the Forester. Marc Albrecht conducts. Last comes a revival of Puccini's La Boheme : Cheryl Barker sings Mimi and Rebecca Caine, Musetta. Julian Gavin is Rodolfo. Massimo Zanetti conducts.

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Copyright © 12 October 2000 Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK

 

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