“Welsh National Opera”

By: Hugh Jaeger


“Live dangerously; take a risk.” So do individuals, audiences, artistic directors and wartime leaders. Those who don’t try it take a different risk: of sameness, stagnation and defeat.

Handel stopped writing operas in 1741 but continued writing oratorios for the rest of his career. Jephtha, written in 1752, is an oratorio with the drama of an opera, and director Katie Mitchell turned it into one for Welsh National Opera. Robin Tebbutt directs this revival for the current season. Paul Goodwin conducts a delightful WNO orchestra.


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