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Onegin and Tatiana

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston continues with a re-imagined version of Eugene Onegin, devised by Guido Martin-Brandis. Th...
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Rita and L’Heure Espagnole

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston has seen double bills from Opera Alegria before. This year they have twinned two very diff...
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The Daughter of the Regiment

Opera Della Luna has an admirable track record of revitalising old comic operas. Its guiding spirit, Jeff Clarke, has taken Donizetti’s comic masterpi...
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The Boatswain’s Mate

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston always throws up some fascinating curiosities – this charming comic opera by Ethel Smyth i...
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The Rape of Lucretia

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston begins with The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten and it is a triumph. It is a perfect ...
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Kiss me Kate

Another classic musical arrives on the stage of the Coliseum in London. Cole Porter’s witty and entertaining story of the backstage dramas of a compan...
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4.48 Psychosis

“Behold the light of despair, the glare of anguish”. It is so difficult to know where to start with this extraordinary work by composer Philip Venable...
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Quartet

Ronald Harwood has a real talent for conjuring up the world of theatre and the pains and pleasures of those who make their living by performing, in th...
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The Marriage of Figaro

The English National Opera’s revival of The Marriage of Figaro is a welcome success after recent troubles. Fiona Shaw, who was the original director o...
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The Mikado

What is the opposite of “turning in your grave”? Because whatever it is that is what W. S. Gilbert is surely doing today. He was the master of gentle ...