Jenny Stafford as Ersilia.

Buxton International Festival – Donizetti’s Viva la Diva – with George Humphreys & Jenny Strafford; directed by Stephen Medcalf; conducted by Iwan Davies

‘Viva la Diva’ is, in this form, Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s winning version of Donizetti’s Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (1831) which satirises both the conventions of a provincial operatic company in attempting to mount an opera seria, and the pretensions and foibles of the assembled singers and theatre crew. It expands a production for the Salzburger Landestheater in 2020, […]

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