Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano on the power of Massenet's Werther (The Royal Opera)
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Music Director Antonio Pappano explore the role of Charlotte and what makes Massenet's Werther tick. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/wertherJules Massenet began thinking about making an opera from Goethe’s Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1774; The Sorrows of Young Werther) as early as 1880, before he started work on Manon – though in his memoirs he claimed inspiration came in 1886 during a visit to Bayreuth to see Wagner’s Parsifal. He began the score in 1885 and fi
Programme :WARHändel “Scenes of horror, scenes of woe” (Storgé), Jeptha HWV 70Leo “Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!” (Andromaca), AndromacaCavalieri Sinfonia, Rappresentatione di Anima, et di CorpoPurcell Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z730 Purcell “When I am laid in earth” (Lament de Dido), Dido and Aeneas Z626Händel “Pensieri, voi mi tormentate” (Agrippina), Agrippina HWV 6Gesualdo “Tristis est anima mea”, Tenebrae Responsoria Nº 2Händel “Lascia ch’io pianga” (Almirena), Rinaldo HWV 7PEACEPurcell “They tell us that you mighty powers” (Orazia), The Indian Queen Z630Händel “Crystal streams in murmurs flowing” (Susanna), Susanna. HWV 66Pärt Da pacem, DomineHändel “Augelletti, che cantate” (Almirena), Rinaldo HWV 7Händel “Da tempeste il legno infranto” (Cleopatra), Giulio Cesare HWV 7Crédits :Choreography and dancerManuel PalazzoStage directorRalf PlegerLighting DesignerHenning BlumVideo DesignerYousef IskandarDresses byVivienne WestwoodCostume of Manuel Palazzo : Lasha RostobaiaL
Two-time Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation." Her many other honors include the Gramophone Artist of the Year and Recital of the Year awards. In this portrait, she recounts the trajectory of her musical and life journey that began with a prominent figure telling her she had nothing to offer as an artist-- and developed into one of the most important musicians on the stages today.
150 лет назад ушел из жизни Гектор Берлиоз - выдающийся французский композитор, талантливый дирижер, музыкальный писатель и критик. XIX векаВ день памяти композитораJoyce DiDonato - Berlioz - Les nuits d'été - 'Le spectre de la rose'#JoyceDiDonato #Berlioz