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Count Ory
Grimeborn 2019

Count Ory is a comic opera by Rossini that rarely gets performed today. Written for performance in Paris in 1828, the year the Duke of Wellington beca...
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Silk Moth
Grimeborn 2019

This strange trilogy is made up of two short pieces – The Heart’s Ear and Bel Canto – and a longer piece, Silk Moth by Bushra El –Turk, which they ‘bo...
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Die Fledermaus
Grimeborn 2019

This version of the old Viennese operetta is subtitled The Revenge of the Bat-man. It is charmingly updated to the present day with maids becoming nan...
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Forgetting Heledd

Forgetting Heledd is a very powerful piece of theatre, telling the story of a family coping with early onset dementia through the eyes and the words o...
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Die Fledermaus

The Revenge of the Bat is a better title for this insubstantial piece of Viennese musical farce. Its only claim to a place in the modern repertoire is...
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The Turn of the Screw

“I am the hidden life that stirs when the candle is out” is the line of the libretto that remains in my memory after this superb production of The Tur...
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Noye’s Fludde

“An epic feat of outreach” are the words used by Lily Einhorn who produced this marvellous version of Noye’s Fludde as a joint enterprise for English ...
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Cosi fan tutte

Mozart produced three great operas with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Cosi fan Tutte was first performed in Vienna in 1790 and, despite a brief period ...
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Don Pasquale

Devotees of Donizetti should look away now... but everyone who loves comic opera should pay close attention. With this free adaptation of the maestro’...
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The Magic Flute

Mozart produced The Magic Flute in the last year of his life, 1791. Europe was in turmoil. In England, The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine was published...