Monday, November 11, 2013

Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia to make Marinsky debut

Anton Perminov and Vladimir Moroz
Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, an opera that is featured regularly on this site due to its heavy reliance on baritones, is being premiered this week at the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. The opera is being staged as part of a mini-festival of operas and concerts marking Britten’s centenary year. The company is also producing his War Requiem, The Turn of the Screw, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and two nights of instrumental, choral and organ music.

Vladimir Moroz sings Yeletsky's aria from Tchaikovsky's "Pique Dame":

We're keeping our eyes on Vladimir Moroz and Anton Perminov, who are slated sing Tarquinius and Collatinus respectfully in The Rape of Lucretia. Moroz will also sing Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The mini-festival runs from November 12-19 and tickets and additional cast information are available online.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I'd check out the Mariinsky webcast, but it seems that it wasn't posted and all mention of the performance is gone! Does anyone know what happened?