Triumphant close to a wonderful season.
Congratulations to Iestyn Davies who has completed a phenomenally successful season.
He began the season for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Creonte in Niobe and has ended on a real high as Oberon in ENO’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The critics were unanimous in their praise. Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times said “[the] production released a devastating poignancy, helped along by the work of a focused, excellent cast led by the brilliant Mr. Davies, who will make his Met debut this fall in “Rodelinda.”” whilst George Hall of Opera News said “…British countertenor Iestyn Davies gave full value as Creonte, offering the best voice of its type to come from the U.K. in recent years and an impressive musicality combined with all-around stage assurance.”
His final engagement of the season saw him perform a solo recital to a packed crowd at the Wigmore Hall of which The Independent wrote: “It’s testimony to the extraordinary interest which counter-tenor Iestyn Davies now arouses that his weekday lunchtime recital was packed…a perfect hour.”
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Bravo Iestyn and here’s to next season which sees his debuts at the Chicago Lyric Opera and in New York at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. At the beginning of the season Hyperion launches his first solo disc of arias of Porpora and at the end of the season his second solo disc will appear, of arias made famous by the great Guadagni. Bravo!