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Orfeo and Zanetto Double Bill

Barefoot Opera brought an unusual double bill to Grimeborn at the Arcola. They paired a shortened version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice with Zanetto, a...
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Rockets and Blue Lights

This fascinating and challenging play by Winsome Pinnock starts from ideas stimulated by two paintings by JMW Turner. The first – 'The Slave Ship' – w...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Alcina

As part of the splendid Grimeborn festival put on every summer by the Arcola, Marcio da Silva's Ensemble Orquestra has brought us an intriguing and in...
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L’Egisto

Hampstead Garden Opera has returned to the stage with a production of a rarely-performed baroque opera from 1643 by Francesco Cavalli. Hampstead Garde...
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Typical

This gripping 60-minute monologue deals with the death in custody of a young black man. It's a strange mixture of comedy, tragedy, and righteous anger...
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Am I Happy Yet?

This intriguing one-man show is about identity, anxiety, and self-confidence. Through the medium of a brief series of snapshots of a young man’s life,...
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Carmen

This splendid production of Carmen shows off the substantial talents of the Welsh National Opera team at their best. It is an opera that all too often...
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The Marriage of Figaro

Some say that Mozart’s revolutionary opera, The Marriage of Figaro, should really be called The Marriage of Susanna. Welsh National Opera’s enjoyable ...
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Madam Butterfly

This production of Madam Butterfly, created by film maker Anthony Minghella, was first seen at English National Opera in 2005. It is visually stunning...
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Il Diluvio Universale

Musica Antica Rotherhithe is a group of enterprising young performers who mostly perform rare pieces of music from the baroque period. This beautiful ...