European premiere of Jake Heggie's song cycle based on Camille Claudel

. . . Camille Claudel: Into the Fire . . . six songs each of which depict a different one of Camille Claudel's moods in the insane asylum and in the last song she is visited by her friend Jessie Lipscomb with whom she shared a studio many years earlier. All this is poignant and touching stuff, with three of the songs depicting the way Camille Claudel's mind wanders.
Reviewed: Joyce di Donato's performance of Into the Fire at the Barbican in London
Apr 16, 2015