Edward Lear News
British artist, illustrator, author and poet (1812-1888)
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
- comedian, illustrator, landscape artist, novelist, ornithologist, painter, poet, scientific illustrator, writer
Fflur Wyn outside St Andrew's Church, Aldborough The Northern Aldborough Festival takes place annually in and around the 14th century St Andrew's Church in Aldborough in North Yorkshire. Under the artistic direction of Robert Ogden, this year's festival runs from 16 to 25 June 2022 and is one of the most ambitious yet. There is a semi-staged production of Handel's Theodora with soprano Fflur Wyn in the title role, Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) as Irene, Lawrence Zazzo (counter-tenor) as Didymus, conducted by Julian Perkins and directed by Joe Austin. Still in operatic vein, Sir John Tomlinson (bass) and Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) perform John Casken's The Shackled King based on Shakespeare's King Lear (a role that Tomlinson played in an innovative production of the play last year at the Grange Festival). Other acts include an evening of jazz from Claire Martin, clarinettist Julian Bliss with pianist James Baillieu, pianist Clare Hammond, in […]
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Overtures in Hi-Fi: 1.01. Camille Saint-Saens - La princesse jaune 'The Yellow Princess', op.30. Overture *1.02. Hector Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini, op.23. Overture *1.03. Le corsaire, op.21. Overture1.04. Le roi Lear Overture, op.41.05. Le carnaval romain, op.91.06. Les francs-juges, op.31.07. Adolf Adam - Si j'etais roi. Overture2.01. Ferdinand Hérold - Zampa. Overture2.02. Emil von Reznicek - Donna Diana - Act I: Overture2.03. Franz von Suppé - Pique Dame 'Queen of Spades'. Overture2.04. Otto Nicolai - Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'. Overture2.05. Daniel-François-Esprit Auber - Le domino noir, S.30. Overture2,06. La muette de Portici 'Masaniello', S.16. Overture2.07. Le cheval de bronze, S.25. Overture2.08. Fra Diavolo, S.18. Overture2.09. Les diamants de la couronne 'The Crown Diamonds'. OvertureOrchestra of the Opera-Comique Paris *; Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Albert Wolff Decca Eloquence 4802385 [Total time 2 hours 24 minutes; recorded 1951*, 1954, 1955 & 1957; digital download released 2010] […]
[…] on canvas or cotton sheets. This is director of opera Oliver Mears’s debut production for the Royal Opera, and, surprisingly, it’s the first time that the company’s music director, Antonio Pappano, has conducted Rigoletto in his two decades at Covent Garden. They make a solid partnership, producing a performance that serves the music admirably and rarely gets in the way of Verdi’s sweepingly dramatic score. Barring one act of gratuitous, singular cruelty, lifted from King Lear and introduced to underline Mears’s concept that the Duke is a dangerous psychopath, this is a remarkably straight production and obviously built to last, replacing David McVicar’s licentious staging, first seen in 2001.