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Hobson’s Choice

With a witty script wonderfully executed by an almost infallible cast, Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Hobson’s Choice is a fantastic watch. She has tran...
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Cosi fan tutte

Mozart produced three great operas with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Cosi fan Tutte was first performed in Vienna in 1790 and, despite a brief period ...
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HAIR

Oh, dear! I am having real trouble analysing this new production of the iconic musical Hair. Partly that is because I am very familiar with the materi...
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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 reaso...
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Don Pasquale

Devotees of Donizetti should look away now... but everyone who loves comic opera should pay close attention. With this free adaptation of the maestro’...
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Don Pasquale

The Welsh National Opera have again produced a “reduced” version of an opera to tour small scale and mid-sized venues throughout this summer. Except t...
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Cendrillon

Cendrillon is Jules Massenet’s late nineteenth-century version of the Cinderella story, which takes the gist of the familiar fairy story while moving ...
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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 ...
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Napoli, Brooklyn

I liked Napoli, Brooklyn. I found it interesting, though in the end it just didn’t quite add up for me. Set in Brooklyn in 1960, the story of three da...
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The Provoked Wife

The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh is given a production that it truly deserves at the RSC, pivoting cleverly between disgust with human mendacity and...