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Podcast: Vanessa

Katie Derham explores Samuel Barber's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Vanessa

‘It’s romantic opera, reinvented for the twenty-first century.’ In this episode of the Glyndebourne podcast we explore Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Vanessa, a story of longing, loss and manipulation set to a sumptuous score. Contributions come from critic David Benedict, opera director Keith Warner and Alexandra Coghlan, Glyndebourne’s Opera Content Specialist.

Presenter: Katie Derham
Produced by Katherine Godfrey for Whistledown Productions for Glyndebourne Festival 2018

The music in this podcast is from the Chandos and BBC Co-production of Vanessa. Music courtesy of G. Schirmer Inc (Chester Music Ltd). Leonard Slatkin conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the role of Vanessa is performed by Christine Brewer with Susan Graham as Erika, Catherine Wyn-Rogers as The Old Baroness and William Burden as Anatol.

 


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