Paul Guinery introduces the operas in this year’s double bill of rarities by Delius and Puccini, exploring their history and themes with musical examples.
Writer, broadcaster and pianist Paul Guinery introduces Delius’s Margot la Rouge and Puccini’s Le Villi. Where Delius is popularly associated with pastoral music (A Village Romeo and Juliet, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River) and Puccini is famed for his portraits of Paris low-life (La bohème, Il tabarro), the one act operas in this season’s double bill see both composers experiment with different styles and subjects.
In this lecture, Guinery contrasts Delius’s only verismo opera with Puccini’s supernatural fantasy, with musical examples.
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