classical music programme notes by Mike Wheeler

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List of Programme Notes by Mike Wheeler

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Bartók
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Beethoven
Fidelio

Bellini
Norma

Britten
A midsummernight's dream
Albert Herring
Billy Budd
Curlew river
Death in Venice
Gloriana
Noyes fludde
Owen Wingrave
Paul Bunyan
Peter Grimes
The little sweep
The burning fiery furnace
The prodigal son
The rape of Lucretia
The turn of the screw

Debussy
Pelléas et Mélisande

Donizetti
L'Elisir d'Amore
Lucia di Lammermoor

Dvorák
Rusalka

Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice

Handel
Agrippina

Janácek
The cunning little vixen

Monteverdi
L'Incoronazione di Poppea
L'Orfeo

Mozart
Don Giovanni
Le nozze di Figaro

Pergolesi
La serva padrona

Puccini
La bohème

Ravel
L'enfant et les sortilèges
L'heure espagnole

Rossini
Il barbiere di Siviglia
La Cenerentola

Smetana
The bartered bride
The two widows

Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier

Tippett
King Priam
The ice break
The knot garden
The midsummer marriage

Verdi
Falstaff
La traviata
Macbeth

Wagner
Der Ring des Niebelung


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Contact Mike WheelerOpera synopses

 

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