Latest Issue
Special Reports
Latest Special Report

The best opera and classical in November 2019—Death in Venice at the ROH and Mrs Peachum in Wales

Plus Jamie Barton at Wigmore Hall

Mrs Peachum—a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera

Mrs Peachum—a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera

Death in Venice, Royal Opera, 21st November to 6th December It’s been over 10 years since London saw a new production of Britten’s disquieting masterpiece Death in Venice. An evocative adaptation of Mann’s novella about an aging writer obsessed with youth, Britten’s late opera hums with exotic sounds—balanced by the spare beauty of the vocal lines. A new staging by David McVicar pits tenor Mark Padmore (Aschenbach) against baritone Gerald Finley as the…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

More From Prospect