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The Diary of One Who Disappeared

Burdened by a forbidden muse, Leos Janacek’s 1919 song cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, serves as an allegoric recount of late-life love. Belg...
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Manon Lescaut

Opera Holland Park, famed for its nuanced take on opera outdoors, opened its summer season with Puccini’s pivotal 1893 opera, Manon Lescaut. The premi...
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Born to Mince

This year the empress of smut Julian Clary has returned to strut onstage with his aptly named comedy tour Born to Mince. The show is typically Clary-e...
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Tosca

Vittorio Grigolo’s performance of ‘E Lucevan le Stelle’ as Cavaradossi moved me to tears as never before in this production of Tosca on Thursday the 3...
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The Starry Messenger

Anyone not familiar with Kenneth Lonergan might recognise Manchester by the Sea, for which he won Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards in 20...
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Rutherford and Son

Rutherford and Sons is a powerful deconstruction of how the intersection of class and patriarchy enabled weak men’s dominion over women, no matter the...
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4 & 9

Paintings of bodies may capture the lushness, frailty and decay of flesh. But if vitality means to be in motion then dance, with its calculated, risk-...
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Amelie the Musical

Based on the popular Oscar nominated Film, Amelie is the musical telling of a young French woman who creates intricate fantasy stories to protect her ...
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Andrea Chénier

When this opera had its first performance at La Scala in 1896 the ‘verismo’ style of operatic writing was at its peak. But there is not much truth to ...