I am greatly looking forward to what promises to be one of the great revelations of the current London opera season - a rare production of Charpentier's Médée. The director is the ubiquitous and ever productive David McVicar - and the title role is taken by the increasingly remarkable Sarah Connolly. Her life story is an inspiration to all determined and talented young artists. And a model to be followed - one of patience and perseverance paying off big time.
This wonderful opera, which we did in Chicago in 2011 as the second of a trilogy of Medea operas including other pieces by Cavalli and Handel, has the capacity to be a life changer - in much the same way as Monteverdi's Orfeo has an astonishing impact on the appreciation and understanding of our art form.
So I hope that all my London readers will make the small effort involved to go along to the Coliseum. And my Chicago readers will be delighted to know that Christian Curnyn, who conducted in Chicago, is in charge on London as well.
I will report my personal impressions later..........