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Roberto Devereux

The works of Donizetti are loved by some for the opportunities they provide for great singers to display their wares. In the bel canto world he domina...
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Faust

To lose one soprano may be regarded as a misfortune – to lose two turns out to be a piece of good luck for Covent Garden because it brought to the sta...
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The Crown Dual

Affectionate parody is quite the fashion in London at the moment and, if you like Netflix series The Crown - full of good stories and bad history – th...
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Idomeneo

English Touring Opera is an indispensable part of the opera scene in the UK. Both their touring schedule – more than 20 locations between now and June...
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The Turn of the Screw

Bury Court Opera has surpassed its own high standards with this superb version of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. In a perceptive programme note dire...
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A Lesson from Aloes

Athol Fugard is a playwright of world status and he has written almost 40 plays now. This work dates from 1978 but it is set in Port Elizabeth in 1963...
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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow is a charming bit of Viennese nonsense with some good tunes and a bit of a Beatrice and Benedict plot. ENO has tried very hard – maybe...
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Cosi fan Tutte

Covent Garden’s revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte makes a welcome return to Covent Garden. Cosi has always been regarded as...
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Aurora

The admirable Bury Court Opera has brought us another specially commissioned work by promising young composer Noah Mosley. It’s a bizarre tale of lost...