Berthold Goldschmidt opens BregenzUncategorized
Hard to describe my happiness to see that Goldschmidt’s opera Beatrice Cenci opened the Bregenz Festival last night.
A refugee from Nazi Berlin, Berthold lived in obscurity in London for half a century, gaining recognition in the late 1980s as one of the most interesting composers of his time and seeing all of his works appear on commercial record labels.
That recognition has not penetrated the British operatic establishment and Cenci has never been staged here.
But Bregenz has done it and others will follow because it is a work of high quality and contemporary relevance.
I wish I was there to see it.