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The Rape of Lucretia

This version of The Rape of Lucretia, co-produced by The Royal Opera and Britten Pears Arts provides a compelling evening at the Linbury Theatre. The ...
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The Cunning Little Vixen

This extraordinary opera by Janacek remains an enigma to me. Its bizarre mix of two stories – one about a sad group of humans, the other about a rioto...
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Cherry Town Moscow

WNO Youth Opera has been tasked with bringing this strange operetta by Shostakovich to life. First performed in 1959 near the end of a career that had...
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Life of Pi

Transforming Martel's extraordinary novel about a boy and a tiger adrift on the ocean after a shipwreck into a theatre piece must have seemed pretty f...
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Bluebeard’s Castle

Bartok's 1918 one-act “expressionist” opera Bluebeard's Castle is a work that is puzzling and compelling in equal measure. In this fine version – pres...
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The Magic Flute

This utterly absorbing retelling of The Magic Flute is a triumph for Opera Alegria – and for the Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn season. I must confess to ...
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Carmen
Grimeborn Festival 2022

The Baseless Fabric company exists to bring theatre and opera to public spaces and to give new audiences the chance to experience performances that th...
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La Donna del Lago

Rossini wrote some 39 operas and is best remembered for his comedies, particularly The Barber of Seville, but his output was evenly balanced between c...