Monday, 15 October 2018

Mané Galoyan steals the show in a Traviata for our age

Noel Bouley & Emanuele D'Aguanno, © Robert Workman

Glyndebourne Tour 2018

Christoph Alstaedt (Conductor)
Tom Cairns (Director)
James Hurley (Revival Director)
Hildegard Bechtler (Set & Costume Designer)

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
Glyndebourne Chorus

Nico Darmanin & Chorus, © Robert Workman
Mané Galoyan (Violetta Valéry)
Emma Kerr (Flora Bervoix)
John Mackenzie-Lavansch (Marchese D'Obigny)
Nicholas Folwell (Baron Douphol)
Donald Thomson (Doctor Grenvil)
Nico Darmanin (Gastone)
Emanuele D'Aguanno (Alfredo Germont)
Claire Barnett-Jones (Annina)
Daniel Mullaney (Giuseppe)
Noel Bouley (Giorgio Germont)
Romanas Kudriašovas (Messenger)
Joseph Padfield (Flora's Servant)

Friday 12 October 2018

Glyndebourne, East Sussex

Verdi: La Traviata
(Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Act 2, Scene 2, © Robert Workman
'The darkness and sparseness of the design strips away much of what normally distances us from the personal, making this appropriately more uncomfortable than the run of the mill Traviatas'

'Galoyan gave us an emotionally intense and touchingly fragile Violetta'.

Galoyan & D'Aguanno: 'their final duet (was) genuinely touching'.

Noel Bouley: 'his rich baritone was authoritative and highly convincing'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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