In the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is tackling his only opera, Fidelio. Conductor Anthony Negus discusses the work’s power and the influence of one of its greatest interpreters.
Richard Wagner said he wrote music with an exclamation point. Isn’t the dramatic soprano the exclamation point? asks Nina Stemme. The world’s reigning dramatic soprano talks to Jansson J Antmann ahead of her much-anticipated return to Hobart for a Wagner Gala with John Lundgren.