Midday, Sunday 19 May 2013 – Just posted on Classical Source is a review of yesterday'’s opening performance of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, a new production with which Glyndebourne launches its latest Festival. Classical Source will once again be covering the whole of Glyndebourne’s summer season (a perfect excuse to dress up and fill those picnic baskets!), and we shall also be similarly comprehensive in our coverage of Garsington's offerings and, returning to England's capital, those of Opera Holland Park (a marquee setting in an expansive area of London greenery). All is in place and set to go.
It may not be an in-the-countryside location, but having recently reviewed its David Pountney production of Berg’s Lulu (on tour), our exciting new relationship with Welsh National Opera continues at its Cardiff home with an opening-night review of Wagner’s Lohengrin (23 May), which links nicely to Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream on 12 June.
It doesn’t stop there ... for the tenth successive year, Classical Source intends to review every concert of the BBC Proms. This year’s season embraces nine operas – by Britten (Billy Budd, from Glyndebourne), Tippett (The Midsummer Marriage) and Wagner (The Ring, Tristan und Isolde, Tannhäuser, Parsifal).
So, whether you are one of Classical Source’s thousands of regular readers, or you are prompted to our reporting on receipt of an immediate tweet (or subsequent re-tweet), let the curtain be raised and the greasepaint applied for our collective theatrical enjoyment!
WNO's Lohengrin, 23 May
Glyndebourne's Falstaff, 19 May
Glyndebourne's Ariadne auf Naxos, 18 May
The Classical Source
19 May 2013