Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.
This fascinating double bill, directed by Andrew Sinclair, is a strong representation of the works of Mascagni and Ruggero, both first performed in the 1890’s. Sung in Italian with English surtitles both pieces are very focused on presenting the darker side of life.
Verdi’s immense and powerful Requiem will be presented by State Opera of South Australia (SOSA) for two nights only at Adelaide Festival Theatre this August.
Don Giovanni can tip the opera agnostics over into being believers. This version is certainly capable of doing just that.
SOSA has launched their 2015 season, featuring much-loved classics like Don Giovanni, Faust and the Verdi Requiem, and a number of smaller works.
State Opera start their main stage season for the year with the extremely lyrical music of Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). They have also started it with an absolutely sublime production of this charming opera.