Longborough

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Don Giovanni

The director Martin Constantine has managed to create a brilliantly witty, surprisingly moving and totally engaging production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s great classic version of the legendary story of that sexua...
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Anna Bolena

Anna Bolena is one of the great operas of the Italian romantic era. Historically, it was innovative both musically and dramatically. Among other reasons for its success was the composition by Donizetti of the r...
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Das Rheingold

The new Longborough Opera Festival production of Das Rheingold approximates, within the “given” of its setting and budget, just about everything that Wagner declared he wished for in his philosophizing about th...
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L’incoronazione di Poppea

In our era in which politics has become egregiously dysfunctional, and in which so many politicians seem to have lost their altruism and simply to be working from their own solipsistic ambitions for power and c...
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Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos is one of the most poetical, intellectual, and musically nuanced of operas, a sophisticate treat. Written by Hugo von Hoffmansthal and Richard Strauss, it began life as a 30 minute bagatelle t...
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La Traviata

With their new production of Verdi’s seminal middle period work La Traviata, this summer’s Longborough Opera Festival has created one of the most intelligent and emotionally engaging interpretations of this ope...
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Der Fliegende Holländer

The team at the Longborough Festival have managed to produce a Flying Dutchman that will itself live in legend, I believe. It is a superb production, all the better for its simplicity and clarity. There was no ...