And now, in case you weren’t already tempted, the pièce de résistance. Cyril Ritchard, perhaps most famous for playing ‘Captain Hook’ to Mary Martin’s ‘Peter Pan’, provided an introduction in the filmed version of this opera. It is absolutely delightful. Here’s a snippet in which he describes the music you will hear on Sunday afternoon. As an added bonus, Robert Willoughby Jones (who appeared in a couple of earlier blog entries) makes a cameo appearance! In his words:
Video courtesy of of the Sarah Caldwell Collection, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Group Westinghouse Broadcasting – Thomas J. Knott, Producer/Director.
Post by Linda Osborn, Artistic Administrator for Odyssey Opera of Boston.
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