The death of Steve Jobs may have rocked the technological world, but many forget that the Apple archetype was an exceptionally creative person. To honor that creative drive, thus, the Santa Fe Opera company will put on an opera dedicated to one of the most important people of the 21st century.
Santa Fe Opera's 2014 season, which begins on June 27, contains much to look forward to: the American premiere of 'Dr. Sun Yat-Sen'; an ingenious pairing of Mozart’s 'The Impresario' with Stravinsky’s 'Le Rossignol'; as well a new production of 'Fidelio.'
Englishman Harry Bicket made his name in Handel and early music, and succeeded Trevor Pinnock at the helm of the English Concert. He has quite recently take the top job at Santa Fe Opera and records for the Avie label, among others. He spoke to Classicalite's James Inverne about being stereotyped, and the telling differences between helping to run music organizations in the U.S. and U.K.
Opera lovers may think there are no similarities between opera and football, but Classicalite has managed to find some.
Classicalite has remarked several times over on how American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato is the epitome of class and grace. We now quote DiDonato's Facebook post from Wednesday afternoon, in which she dedicates her title role performance of Elena in that evening's Santa Fe Opera production of Rossini's 'La donna del lago' to one Carlos Vigil.