Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Tally of opera performances attended in 2018




9 Wagner, Mozart
5 Strauss
4 Puccini
2 Benjamin, Bizet, Janáček
1 Ondřej Adámek, Daniel Blanco Albert, Lennox Berkeley, Britten, John Casken, Peter Maxwell Davies, Debussy, Dusapin, Gottfried von Einem, Gershwin, Handel, Haydn, Henze, Hindemith, Humperdinck, Elfyn Jones, Edward Lambert, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Tchaikovsky, Turnage, Philip Venables, Huw Watkins, Weber, Alastair White, Na’ama Zisser


In this, I think I have counted all opera performances throughout the year, not only those I have reviewed. I have included concert performances, including one single act (from Die Walküre), but not excerpts in the sense of scenes and arias. I have also included a couple of dress rehearsals, on which I naturally did not write (Lohengrin at Bayreuth and Die Frau ohne Schatten in Berlin). 

No huge surprises, then, but nice to see a range of composers, many of them living, represented by single performances. Concerts will have to wait a little longer, since I do not want to jinx something I am planning to attend later in the month.

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