Tag Archives: Pavel Černoch

Hamlet by Franco Faccio, Bregenz Festival, July 2016

This long lost Hamlet opera opened the Bregenz Festival, celebrating both its 70th anniversary and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. My review appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

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Katja Kabanova, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater, Berlin, January 2014

At the end of this post-apocalyptic vision of the opera, when Katya sings how quiet and beautiful everything is she is standing by a bathtub. Suddenly as the men sing that a woman has thrown herself into the water, she gets into the tub, slits her wrists and dies. The singers look out at the …

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