Gennady Rozhdestvensky takes a bow with cast after last night’s performance of Death in Venice at the Moscow Conservatory.
Britten’s opera, after Thomas Mann’s novella, describes the raging desire of an aging writer for a young Polish boy. Rozhdestvensky described the performance as ‘one of the most important concerts of my career’. You may read into that remark whatever you wish. Cast included Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Iestyn Davies and students of the Conservatory.
photo: Richard Jarman