Serse in Beaune
Superbe soirée at Cour des Hospices de Beaune
Saul and “Airs d’opéras” in Beaune
After Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon's inspirational and incandescent Saul, looking forward to a solo recital of music from A Royal Trio in the Salle des Pauvres
Gender Stories in Halle
Great to be back in Handel's birthplace
Giulio Cesare at Semperoper Dresden
Lawrence Zazzo sings the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Semperoper Dresden under Alessandro De Marchi
Xerxes at Oper Frankfurt
Wonderful to return to pheasant fondling, fuchsia footwear, and food fights in Tillman Koehler's production of Xerxes in Frankfurt
“He deserves to be known as the king of countertenors."
"Lawrence Zazzo came, sang and conquered"
"Lawrence Zazzo sings the title role with such beauty,
all the while acting like an Oscar winner, that he
deserves to be known as the king of countertenors."
"A countertenor of gorgeous tone, superb control
throughout the range, excellent musicianship and
New York Times
"If Andreas Scholl is the Rolls-Royce of countertenors, then Zazzo is the Maserati. Not that he races through everything he sings — though he can certainly accelerate when given the chance, and do some fancy turns. But he’s an open-top virtuoso of a singer with, as we used to say, a tiger in his tank. Match him with some of the earliest opera written by the teenage Mozart and you’re witnessing two miracles in one."
The Times of London
2, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 October
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten)
7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24 November
Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds
14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 January
Dutch National Opera & Ballet