Saturday January 18, 2020

Classical Notes: Memories of Callas spark a Wexford opera sell-out

The Callas connection has been a major selling point - but there are two other major focal points as well

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Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen is exciting opera fans as the lead in Medea

In an unprecedented move, Wexford Festival Opera has added an extra staging of Medea to its October festival schedule, because of exceptional demand for the opera made famous by Maria Callas.

La Divina’s performances of the 1796 chiller by Luigi Cherubini in the 1950s proved sensational and made her a household name. She also sang the role later on in what was to be her final opera appearance in Italy. Originally in the French opera...

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