Aleko, Gianni Schicchi, Grange Park Opera, June 2024

Grange Park Opera in Surrey is a magical place that boasts a brand new opera house in the woods. This year the season began with a double bill featuring Bryn Terfel in both operas: the first Aleko by Rachmaninov and the second Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. Of the two, Schicchi wins hands down, making it clear that although Rachmaninov’s music can be full of drama he was not really an opera composer. For more details see my review in The Article.

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