Review Royal Opera House Oedipe
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George Enescu is a Romanian national treasure who spent much of his creative life in Paris. His status in Europe as a virtuoso violinist and as a comp...
Pia DeTolomei Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire
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Pia de’Tolomei

English Touring Opera has a fine record of bringing little known Donizetti operas on tour and providing inventive productions with promising young sin...
Clybourne Park , Richmond Theatre
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Clybourne Park

After fifteen minutes of this play I was thinking that it was a bit like an old US TV sitcom but with worse jokes – an extended and unfunny riff on th...
Deathwatch Print Room at the Coronet
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Jean Genet was the archetypal outsider playwright. Immersed in the criminal underworld from an early age, he was imprisoned repeatedly until, in 1949,...
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The Non-Stop Connolly Show

This year sees the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. Though the insurrection was defeated and some of its leaders were executed, the Rising i...
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I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Bellini’s version of Romeo and Juliet is not one of his more popular works but Popup Opera makes a compelling case for its virtues. There is plenty of...
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Fifth Column

This is not an easy drama to like. Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and this is his only play. It is loosely autobiographical – it tells the story of...
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Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan Tutte is an opera that is perfect for cutting down to its essentials. The chorus is easily dispensable and the series of solos, duets, and en...
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Cosi: The Play

Louis Nowra’s comedy is set in a psychiatric hospital in Australia in 1970. A young director is asked by a social worker at the hospital to help a gro...
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The Rinse Cycle

This brilliant show is described by the creative team at Unexpected Opera as “Wagner’s Ring Cycle conditioned with comedy and shrunk to two hours”. Th...