"Omnia mutantur, nihil interit (everything changes, nothing perishes).” -Ovid.
Tales from the Opera takes a ringside seat for a sumptuous parade of power, deceit and passion in Handel's Roman tragedy Giulio Cesare.
(Recording details: Marijana Mijanovic/ Magdalena Kozená/ Anne Sofie von Otter. Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski.)
Sunday December 8th
A treat for children, young and old- Tales from the Opera ventures into the woods with Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, in an exquisite re-telling of the classic fairytale.
(Recording details: Elisabeth Grummer/ Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/ Philharmonia Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan)
Sunday December 15th
God forbid it had ended happily- Verona might have had another happily married couple on its books, but the world would have been denied perhaps the greatest story of first love and implacable tragedy. Tales from the Opera celebrates the doomed romance of Roméo et Juliette, in Charles Gounod's lyrical setting.