Passion, fantastic and liberty


Since the 18th century, composers have used fairy tales as inspiration for their operas. From German Märchenoper to Russian folklore, from Rossini to Massenet, from witches to water sprites. Mythical gods, sorcerers, ghosts, monsters, things that go bump in the night: the world of the supernatural is woven into the fabric of opera, heightened by music that colours and guides our emotional and psychic responses. Enjoy a marvelous recital, bringing to life the rich heritage of Romantic opera –the acme of musical enjoyment.