Gallery: The Royal Opera rehearsing L’isola disabitata
A glimpse into rehearsals for Rodula Gaitanou's production ahead of its staging at Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania.
5 April 2013 at 6.06pm | 1 Comment
About as far away as you can get from the desert island of the opera’s title, a community centre in South London was the recent venue for rehearsals of Joseph Haydn’s L’isola disabitata. The baroque opera will be performed by four artists, including three former Jette Parker Young Artists, at the Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania, Australia this month.
L’isola disabitata tells the tale of two sisters – Costanza and Silvia – who are marooned on a desert island. When Costanza’s husband Gernando and his friend Enrico arrive to find the two women, bitter recriminations ensue.
The trip to Australia will see a revival of the production that had its premiere in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2010.