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Tosca

Puccini’s Tosca is based on Sardou’s play, which observes Aristotle’s unity of time as its action unfolds over eighteen hours on 17-18 June 1800. The ...
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The Phantom of the Opera

It is a privilege to attend a performance of The Phantom on Broadway in 2018, when it is celebrating 30 years since its premiere – the only Broadway s...
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Orlando Furioso

The titular character of Ariosto’s poem is the Roland of the French and English mediaeval romances. The Italian poet’s sixteenth century epic unfolds ...
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Der Rosenkavalier (The Rose-Bearer)

Otto Schenk’s production is by now a classic. Having premiered in 1972, it is one of the longest-running opera productions in the world. No wonder, th...
Un ballo in maschera, La Fenice Photo Michele Crosera
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Un Ballo In Maschera

Verdi’s opera had a tumultuous fate: Somma’s libretto after Scribe’s Gustave III was censored by the Naples authorities...
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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show was born, in 1973, as a direct consequence of the tumultuous sexual revolution that peaked at the end of the 60s. Its English au...
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Romersholm

Ibsen’s 1886 Rosmersholm might well be his masterpiece, and in retrospect it may have inspired Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. Such a choice of repert...
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The Trial

Kafka’s The Trial is one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century and one of the masterpieces of prose written in German, albeit by a B...
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The Trial

Kafka’s The Trial is one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century and one of the masterpieces of German prose, albeit by a Bohemian Jew...