This was written for the great Kathleen Ferrier and first performed at Glyndebourne in 1946, so this is 69 years later. The cast and production is terrific. Christine Rice plays the title role with Matthew Rose excellent as her caring and forgiving husband.
|Fiona Shaw taking a curtain call|
The librettist Robert Duncan is now almost completely forgotten - I had never heard of him - but on the evidence of this work he was very interesting.
Fiona Shaw directed brilliantly and took much deserved applause.
Catch it if you can!