Tag Archives: Mark Wigglesworth

A private and public opera: Mark Wigglesworth on conducting Owen Wingrave

posted this in on

Opera is at its best when it is intimate. That is not surprising, given that the earliest operas were written to be performed in a small room. They were quintessentially chamber operas – the journey towards grandiosity only arising from the competitive spirit of the promoters. So when Britten was commissioned to write an opera for television in 1969, what seemed a modern concept at the time was in some [read more…]