Opera World Loses Two Luminaries

SoundsLikeSydney reports the sad loss of two luminaries of the opera world – soprano and voice coach Eilene Hannan and Opera Australia Italian language coach Renata Fresia-Verdino. Eilene Hannan passed away in London last week aged 67. Her roles for OA included the Marschallin and Katya Kabanova. She also sang the role of Natasha in Prokofiev’s War and…

CD review: ‘Sappho’ the opera by Peggy Glanville-Hicks

CD review: ‘Sappho’ the opera by Peggy Glanville-Hicks

The eagerly anticipated world premiere recording of Peggy Glanville-Hick’s opera Sappho, with libretto by Lawrence Durrell, is at last on the shelves, timed to perfection with the centenary of the composer’s birth on December 29th 2012 (d 25th June 1990). The 2 CD set released by Toccata Classics is a recording of the complete opera…