This coming Sunday will see British soprano Lucy Crowe make her house debut at Oper Frankfurt, reprising the demanding title role in Handel’s Rodelinda. Directed by Claus Guth, Andrea Marcon conducts a first-rate cast including Andreas Scholl as Bertarido. A co-production with the Teatro Real, Madrid, Opera de Lyon and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Lucy had great success in the role in Madrid where it premiered in 2017 under the baton of Ivor Bolton:
Victoria Stapells of Opera Magazine wrote that “Lucy Crowe as Rodelinda [was] superlative… her radiant high notes & her refreshingly natural, dynamic delivery”
This debut continues a season of highlights for Lucy who recently impressed as Pamina in Simon McBurney’s highly acclaimed production of The Magic Flute at English National Opera. Additionally, in concert she has garnered success in Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Handel & Haydn Society and Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons. As a great finish to the season Lucy joins the London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle on tour for the title role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
Following opening night, further performances are scheduled for 17, 19, 23, 25, 30 May and 1 and 8 June. More information can be found here.