Mariinsky: Sergei Prokofiev: The Gambler
Prokofiev flows in the veins of the Mariinsky Theatre’s musicians, and has moreover done so for a long time; and the fact that, under Gergiev’s baton, the orchestra and the opera company performed all of Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonies, all of his concerti and all of his operas more than once is here of fundamental significance.
Teatro Real: Gluck: Alceste
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Christoph Willibald Gluck, a new and amazing production at Teatro Real in Madrid, staged by Krysztof Warlikowski. A musical and dramatic masterpiece between Baroque and Classical, staged as a daring bridge between Antiquity and Princess Diana’ story, on the value of sacrifice.
Claudio Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea
At the centre of events is the power-crazed Poppea. She aspires to the top level of the hierarchy and seduces Emperor Nero. He is totally captivated by Poppea and does everything possible to marry her, even if it leads to murder.
Britten: Albert Herring
Albert Herring, Benjamin Britten's comic opera is gently laced with moments of farce and a jocular parody on life in East Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century.
Mariinsky: Giuseppe Verdi: Attila
Based on Friedrich Werner’s "Attila, King of the Huns" this powerful and atmospheric opera puts the spotlight on celebrated Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role. Set in the mid-5th century Attila focuses on the collapse of the Roman Empire and is a dramatic reflection on freedom, courage and hope.
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