The unique resonance of Venice in 1913 is the setting for Britten’s intense and atmospheric opera about a burnt-out, middle-aged writer obsessed with youth while haunted by death. David McVicar’s major new production is the first of two Britten operas this Season, part of The Royal Opera’s ongoing Britten cycle, and features a strong contingent of British artists, headed by Mark Padmore as the troubled Aschenbach, with Gerald Finley in.
Canadian tenor, Daniel Auchincloss, has recently joined the roster of Owen White Management. Based in the UK he has performed extensively with leading early music ensembles in both opera and concert. He is particularly sought after for haute contre roles and his wide repertoire also includes works by Britten, Shostakovich and Ligeti.