OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Olafur Sigurdarson, Goderdzi Janelidze & Aigul Akhmetshina in Don Quichotte by Massenet - WFO2019 - photo by Clive Barda Image Name: Olafur Sigurdarson, Goderdzi Janelidze & Aigul Akhmetshina in Don Quichotte by Massenet - WFO2019 - photo by Clive Barda Description: DON QUICHOTTE by Massenet; Wexford Festival Opera; National Opera House; 14 October 2019; La Belle Dulcinée - AIGUL AKHMETSHINA; Don Quichotte - GODERDZI JANELIDZE; Sancho - OLAFUR SIGURDARSON; Conductor - TIMOTHY MYERS; Director - RODULA GAITANOU; Set and costume designer - takis; Lighting designer - SIMON CORDER; Photo: © CLIVE BARDA ArenaPAL;

Don Quichotte was conceived for Feodor Chaliapin, who possessed a large, deep and expressive bass voice, but Massenet’s music asks for understatement and subtlety. Maybe that’s why it’s so rarely performed. In tonight’s performance recorded at the National Opera House in Wexford Goderdzi Janelidze sings the title role with Aigul Akhmetshina as La Belle Dulcinee, Gavan Ring sings Juan and Timothy Myers conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera.

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