In between rehearsals for our belcanto double bill The Queen and her Favourite and The King and his Favourite, conductor Francesco Lanzillotta took the time to discuss at length, with passion and a touch of humor the music of Rossini and Donizetti, two composers close to his heart. A conversation about the importance of the connection between text and music, about high notes, about dying on stage…
While rehearsing for our double concert dedicated to the best moments of Rossini’s Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra and Donizetti’s La favorita, Italian primo tenore Enea Scala took a moment to give us his vision of bel canto.
A few days before the world premiere, we talk to conductor Kwamé Ryan about the unique musical mix in The Time of Our Singing, his collaboration with composer Kris Defoort, and what it means to bring this immensely relevant opera to life in this day and age.
In this programme text, conductor Kwamé Ryan dissects from a personal point of view the topic of multi-ethnic identity and the musical eclecticism in The Time of Our Singing.
In The Time of Our Singing, Abigail Abraham plays Ruth Daley, a character at the crossroads of various musical influences. We followed the singer during a jam session at Kris Defoort's home and talked to her about her connection with Ruth.