Opera

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Faust, Alberta

Treatments of the Faust story abound in many languages, musical and literary formats. It is a bold and brave endeavour on the part of composer Simone ...
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Xerse

The Grimeborn season at the Arcola Theatre often achieves minor miracles. This production of an opera by Cavalli from seventeenth century Venice is a ...
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Carmen the Gypsy

The Grimeborn season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston continues with an intriguing re-telling of the story of Carmen. The writer Dan Allum has drawn o...
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Swan Lake

The sheer lushness of the St. Petersburg Theatre's production of Swan Lake is staggering. The production values are high - superb sets with mere cloth...
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Onegin and Tatiana

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston continues with a re-imagined version of Eugene Onegin, devised by Guido Martin-Brandis. Th...
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Vanessa

Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (1958) is a work at once accessible and elusive, and a successful production revolves around breaking down that paradox and re...
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The Daughter of the Regiment

Opera Della Luna has an admirable track record of revitalising old comic operas. Its guiding spirit, Jeff Clarke, has taken Donizetti’s comic masterpi...
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The Boatswain’s Mate

The Grimeborn opera season at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston always throws up some fascinating curiosities – this charming comic opera by Ethel Smyth i...
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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 ...
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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 a...