Photo: Clive Barda
Photo: Clive Barda

Steuart Bedford conducted the first performance of Death in Venice at Snape Malting on June 16th 1973.   He takes up the baton again for this wonderful production at Garsington Opera.  William Dazeley undertakes the seven baritone roles,  which next to the Aschenbach of Paul Nilon,  are central to the piece.

Most of the secondary characters are conflated into a single multiple role,  played here by William Dazeley.  Excellent casting again,  as Dazeley has both a fine baritone (the pick of the voices) and the acting ability to transform instantly from one character to the next.  The sheer dramatic conviction of his production is one of it’s defining qualities,  for which Dazeley deserves much of the credit.’ Bachtrack

Death in Venice performances run through until July 10th at the Wormsley Estate – Don’t miss it!

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