An interesting evening at Snape Maltings on Friday night – Britten’s Death in Venice. I've been playing the original 3 disc LP recording made at Snape in 1973 conducted by Britten, sung by Peter Piers and with all the Sutherland artwork in order to get into the mindset. I also skimmed the Thomas Mann novel! http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/events/death-venice-first-performance
The music and voices were excellent but the direction a little clunky – it was almost a period piece as it was the recreation of the 2007. Although I did enjoy the flooded stage. Meanwhile its Movember http://uk.movember.com/ and have decided to go for a 70s biker look – shaved head, extended side burns and trucker moustache. We shall see how this look goes!