Seen and Heard News Item
Sweat and Fears:
WNO announces its autumn 2007 season including a new opera
by James Macmillan. (BK)
Mitchell, who made her debut as a director of opera
with WNO ten years ago, returns to direct The Sacrifice.
libretto, written by poet and documentary maker Michael
Symmons Roberts, re-invents themes drawn from the powerful
stories of The Mabinogion – underlining their
haunting parallels to 20th century armed
is The Sacrifice about?
The cast of Cenerentola includes Marianna Pizzolato, who makes her UK debut, Colin Lee, Roberto de Candia, Robert Poulton, Andrew Foster-Williams and Julianne Young. The conductor is Carlo Rizzi, Music Director of WNO.
Carlo Rizzi will also be conducting a revival of Il trovatore, the third production in the season.