Claire Booth (Irene) and James Laing (Tamerlano) in Vivaldi’s Bajazet. Photograph: Irish National Opera/Kip Carroll

Royal Opera House – Vivaldi’s Bajazet – Gianluca Margheri, James Laing & Niamh O’Sullivan; directed by Adele Thomas; conducted by Peter Whelan

It has only taken three centuries for a Vivaldi opera to be presented at Covent Garden! But it has been worth the wait. The subject matter of this debut will be relatively well-known, however, from Handel’s Tamerlano (1724), as it covers (or rather, adapts) the same episode in Middle Eastern history and is based on the same […]

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