An opera on Jacqueline du Pré

An opera on Jacqueline du Pré


norman lebrecht

December 02, 2020

During the second wave of Covid-19, an opera on the British cellist was premiered online. It is now scheduled for a real-life tour of Holland, Covid permitting.

Why, and how here.



  • John Borstlap says:

    A revealing line:

    “She was the ideal artist: she never made demands and always complied with our wishes.” That is how recordings are made?

  • Martin Carpenter says:

    There’s already been a ballet on the same subject

  • Fortune says:

    A wonderful opera on her life premiered live pre–Covid, commissioned by Tapestry in Toronto.

  • Thea Derks says:

    Thanks for sharing my interview Norman! Much appreciated.