Friday, September 22

Tag: Fedora

<strong>Fedora – Metropolitan Opera Live in HD</strong>

Fedora – Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

All artistic organisations need to make money to survive, and New York’s Metropolitan Opera is no exception, with its more recent challenge being that of an audience turning from the renowned classical productions to newer, more modern operas, despite these often lacking the depth in both libretto and orchestra of the established repertoire. The return of Giordano’s exhilarating Fedora – a new production directed by David McVicar rather than a revival – after a 25-year absence may reflect the perfect balance in its appeal to audiences old and new; it was certainly one of the most enjoyable productions I have seen and which at the time of its own writing would have been considered very modern and radical. Princess Fedora Romazoff (Sonya Yoncheva) has only just arrived at the home of her...