November 15, 2023
What was the first opera you saw?
The Little Sweep (Let’s make an opera) by Benjamin Britten in Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 1963 by English Opera Group
What’s your favourite opera recording?
1953 Puccini Tosca Callas/Di Stefano/Gobbi/De Sabata
What do you love most about opera?
What opera would you recommend to a complete opera newbie?
Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten
What’s the greatest moment in opera you’ve ever seen?
The opening scene of Verdi Otello in Covent Garden in 1980 (having queued for tickets with my girlfriend all night in Floral Street) conducted by Carlos Kleiber.
If you could see any performer in any role at any venue, who would it be and where?
Francesco Rasi, Orfeo (Monteverdi), Palazzo Gonzaga, Mantova, Italy, 24 February 1607
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