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Verdi’s RIGOLETTO

For me the evening’s discovery was Haegee Lee, who sang the part of Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. This young soprano from South Korea studied at the Conservatoire National de Région Pierre Barbizet, Marseille, and then took part in the Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She is still studying, and to judge from her stunning performance last night she is a future Queen of the Operatic Stage and musical legend. She absolutely held the audience in the palm of her hand with her exquisite delivery of some of the greatest arias Verdi ever wrote. Her duets with her father were tender and beautifully acted. The rôle is of course, unbearably tragic and the dark cruelty of the ending has made some people fear to see this opera again, but we endure the tale to be rewarded with singing of such expression in a brilliant, thrilling voice.

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Carmen at New Theatre Oxford.

WNO’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen is a real winner. With outstanding soloists, superb orchestra led by the Czech conductor Tomáš Hanus and a bold, modern-day setting, it is enough to convince you that you have never seen Carmen before.

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Pompeii Exhibition at the Ashmoleum Museum

It is certainly worth seeing the glorious statue of Bacchus and the Etruscan burial urn. Pompeii, is an ancient Roman city, located on the slopes of Mont Versuvius, near the modern Italian city of Naples.

by July 29, 2019 0 comments Art, Events, Food, Oxford
CRACOW, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016: Spectacle featuring Filharmonia Futura and M.  Walewska - Opera Is Life, or in other words: lies, love, betrayal and death in the greatest opera dramas of all times

Carmen at the Oxford Playhouse

As for Oxford Opera Company, I do hope it gives fresh opportunities for local people based in our city, not just university students to perform and participate in opera.