From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

The resonance of Fidelio stems from its heroine Leonore (Beethoven’s preferred title for the opera), whose brave and dangerous path to find and rescue her husband Florestan, Beethoven follows into ever more inspiring territories. Her entrance early in the opening...

From the Director: Bruce Beresford on Otello.

I went to a production of Rossini’s “Otello” at the New York City Opera (now sadly defunct) in 1982. At the time I didn’t even know that Rossini had written an “Otello”. The programme note revealed it was his 19th opera, written when he was 24 years old. It was first...