Stravinsky: Mavra & Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Stravinsky’s Mavra and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta were performed in a double-bill Guildhall School production, directed by Kelly Robinson. The two productions are deeply contrasting in terms of tone, but Stravinsky dedicated his short opera buffa to Tchaikovsky.

Mavra was a highly amusing tale of trickery, while Iolanta was a moving tale of a blind woman who is healed. Both operas were imaginatively staged and very well sung.

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