Weekend Opera Briefs
In today's Washington Post: The Castleton Festival's "Turn of the Screw," by Anne Midgette.
Edited to add: Here's my first article on Castleton, which I wrote last October after the premiere of "Albert Herring," when the festival had just been announced. I tried not to repeat myself too much in this weekend's review.
Edited to add: And how could I omit Tim Smith's review for the Baltimore Sun?
On Saturday night, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden opened its new "Barber of Seville." And the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato took slightly too literally the traditional exhortation to "break a leg." (Joyce's own view of the event is recorded on her blog.) That she continued singing for the rest of the show, before going off to the emergency room, is testimony to an impressive level of commitment. Kudos -- and get-well wishes.
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