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Samson and Delilah

One of the many things to admire about Arcola’s Grimeborn season is the multinational nature of many of the operas. In this production of Saint-Saen...
Armide Arcola Theatre.
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Armide

Arcola’s Grimeborn season often includes rarely performed operas. Lully's Armide is a brave excursion into French baroque opera. It is a work that i...
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The Marriage of Kim K

Arcola’s Grimeborn season kicks off in style with this ingenious re-imagining of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. It is more musical theatre than oper...
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Turandot

Turandot was Puccini’s last opera – indeed, he died before it was finished and the version we now hear is the one completed by Franco Alfano. This...
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Hamlet

The plays of Shakespeare have provided plenty of plots for the composers of opera. Verdi famously used Othello and Falstaff, Britten A Midsummer Night...
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Der Rosenkavalier

Rosenkavalier is a wonderful opera. It has some of the most superb music ever written for women’s voices and it has a central theme that strikes cho...
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Tosca

Grange Park Opera has moved to Horsley in Surrey. A new opera house is being built in the grounds of West Horsley Place and, though the building is un...
L’Incoronazione di Poppea Colston Hall Bristol
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L’Incoronazione di Poppea

As part of the celebration of the birth of Monteverdi 450 years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner has developed concert productions of the three great Mont...
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Exterminating Angel

Thomas Ades is the real thing, a British composer writing big works for the operatic stage. In The Exterminating Angel, his third opera, the way he de...