Opera

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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...
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Ti Vedo, Ti Sento, Mi Perdo

The life of Alessandro Stradella, the 17th-century composer whose colourful affairs paved the way to his contracted murder, inspired several nineteent...
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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 inte...
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Lohengrin

Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin first premiered in the provincial city Weimar on 28 August 1850. The date is crucial, as German dignitaries had flocked to ...
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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, ...
4.48 Psychosis (C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey
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4.48 Psychosis

“Behold the light of despair, the glare of anguish”. It is so difficult to know where to start with this extraordinary work by composer Philip Venable...
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Maria Stuarda

One of the most celebrated opera singers of our time giving a role debut, a story about a rivalry between two queens, as well as a narrative packed wi...
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Macbeth

Last night’s performance of Verdi’s Macbeth was filmed and screened for the benefit of worldwide audience unable to see the live performance. The audi...