Christmas Carol-A-Thon 2015 continues!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1978) – From the year 1978 comes another televised Christmas Carol opera from the U.K.
This one was first aired on Wales’ Harlech Television on Christmas Day of that year. It features a libretto by John Morgan and the music is by Norman Kay. Continue reading
In my fifth installment of lesser-known versions of A Christmas Carol I’ll look at three opera versions of the classic Dickens tale. I’ll start off with the most lauded one- the 1982 Granada TV broadcast of the Royal Opera House’s staging of the opera by THE Thea Musgrave. Musgrave has also done the libretto and music for the celebrated operas Mary, Queen Of Scots … Harriet, The Woman Called Moses … Simon Bolivar and most recently Pontalba in 2003. The opera is fairly faithful with the most significant changes obviously being imposed by the format. For efficiency’s sake the only scene at nephew Fred’s home is at the very end so things can close on a very festive note. Every performer except the Continue reading