Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

Glyndebourne Festival 2023 – Handel’s Semele – Joélle Harvey, Stuart Jackson, Jennifer Johnston & Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen; directed by Adele Thomas; conducted by Václav Luks

For Glyndebourne’s first staging of Handel’s Semele (1744), Adele Thomas draws some insightful connections between the cautionary tale of its scenario and her own personal experience. Her upbringing in an industrial part of south Wales inspires the backdrop of a leaden, claustrophobic grey sky, and a desolate, polluted wasteland, which serves as the prompt for Semele – as for anybody growing up in […]

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