James Sharp

Five spooky scenes for Halloween

5:41, 30th October 2020


1:   Weber’s Der Freischütz

Max  gets more than he bargained for when he makes a pact with the Devil’s agent in the spooky Wolf’s Glen scene


2:   Verdi’s Macbeth

Shakespeare’s three Weird Sisters are joined by their friends for a knees up in Verdi’s opera…

3: Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas

Conductor Christina Pluhar gets down and dirty with Purcell’s twitchy witches


4: Marschner’s Der Vampyr

A still-neglected Gothic masterpiece: Something to get your teeth into this weekend…


5:  Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel

This gender fluid Witch probably won’t be invited on The Great Bakeoff

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