English Touring Opera - Alys Mererid Roberts (Golden Cockeral) and Robert Lewis (The Astrologer). Photo - Englishtouringopera.org.uk

English Touring Opera – Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel with Grant Doyle & Paula Sides – directed by James Conway; conducted by Gerry Cornelius

Russia has just lost a war through political and military incompetence, prompting discontent with its overweening and undesired imperial ambitions amongst its population, as well as an attempted revolution. This is not (yet) that country in 2022 but the background against which Rimsky-Korsakov composed his final opera The Golden Cockerelfollowing Russia’s defeat by Japan in a […]

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