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Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)

The Longborough Festival Opera is performing the opera Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)  by Erich Wolfgang Korngold in what they call a semi-staged conc...
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Siegfried

Henry James when talking about reviewing books or music or drama was insistent that one must start by accepting “the given”. So when reviewing a Wagne...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

The Longborough Opera Festival ends its season every year with a show that highlights young professionals just starting their careers in opera, and th...
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Cosi fan Tutte: Woman are Human

Women are Human at Longborough Because of the pandemic, the Longborough Opera Festival has come up with an ingenious solution to allow them to hav...
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L’Elisir d’Amore

I’ve just been watching the streaming of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore from the Met and wish it was going to be up for another week or more! That woul...
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We Will Rock You

If you have any interest at all in the world and music of Queen, if you like good rock of any sort, then this show is, as a friend of mine used to say...
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The Whip

My first impression of The Whip, newly commissioned from Juliet Gilkes Romero by the RSC, was that it was a sensitive, intelligent and intentionally t...