Opera

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La Cenerentola

Welsh National Opera has taken two of their productions to the Hippodrome in Bristol, a brave venture given the limitations of the venue, the most ser...
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Rigoletto

The controversial Victor Hugo's play, Le roi s'amuse, offered Verdi the opportunity to break with the Italian operatic tradition of closed forms (reci...
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Porgy and Bess

This stunning production of Porgy and Bess, is the outstanding efforts of an ensemble of 40 singers, in a unique three way co-production between ENO, ...
COC Eugene Onegin 2018 c Michael Cooper
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Eugene Onegin

It’s difficult to point out what it was, exactly, about this afternoon’s performance of Onegin that didn’t quite take flight. The minimalist productio...
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Otello

A new production of Verdi's Otello, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, opens the new season at the National Opera House in Bucharest. The setting is mi...
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Eugene Onegin

It’s difficult to point out what it was, exactly, about this afternoon’s performance of Onegin that didn’t quite take flight. The minimalist productio...
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Salome

First performed in 1905, ‘Salome’ was Strauss’ breakthrough opera, and is still perhaps the most startling despite all the later successes in collabor...
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La Traviata

This David McVicar production of Traviata is nearly ten years old now but has lost none of its narrative force and emotional power. It is not a ground...
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War and Peace

Prokofiev's operatic version of Tolstoy's novel presents a range of challenges for any opera company. David Pountney's production for Welsh National O...
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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 ...