Welcome to Issue 2 of Notes from the Podium! This is the second part in the two-part series on opera that has opened the periodical. You have quite a treat here – five interviews on three operas by Stravinsky, Britten and Donizetti. It can be fascinating to see how different conductors view the same work, and we have a real mix: Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Barlow on Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress; Leo McFall and Christopher Stark on Britten’s The Turn of the Screw; and Duncan Ward on Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. All of the productions discussed are Glyndebourne Opera House Productions and are available commercially.
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Dr. Hannah Baxter (Director)
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