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FULL THE DUCHESS OF PADUA (Lambert) London 2024 Ellie Neate, Elizabeth Cooper, James Beddoe, Grant Kerswell

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  • Published by: space.org.uk  
  • Date Published: 2024  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs  
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We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
Oscar Wilde’s epic tragedy of revenge, passion and murder has been turned into a compact opera which now receives its first performances.. An avenging young man falls for the browbeaten duchess and casts them both into danger. At times melodramatic, at times sentimental, with everything in between, this adaptation of Wilde’s beautiful verse faithfully follows the twists and turns of the drama’s extraordinary plot – and reveals it to be more modern than it seems. There has been no known production of the play between 1891 and 2010 (Wikipedia), and so the best of Wilde’s eloquent and touching text is, for the duration of these performances, rescued from oblivion. With arias, ensembles, a love-duet and a death scene, a quartet of fine voices accompanied by a virtuoso piano duo brings to life this ‘Italian-style’ opera for intimate spaces. 

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