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Rodelinda

Before I even get around to talking about this very intelligent and moving production of Handel’s masterful opera Rodelinda, I have to state the this ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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The Barber of Seville

Jonathan Miller’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a perfect example of a concept that weathers well and the ability to look at a clas...
ENO Aida 2017 c-Tristram Kenton
3.0★ ★ ★
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Aida

Aida is grand opera in every way – big voices, huge choruses, and lots of extras. And this ENO production, directed by Phelim McDermott, certainly goe...
ENO Rigoletto. Photo Alastair Muir
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Rigoletto

The new production of “Rigoletto” at the ENO is the thirteenth revival of the legendary performance, first staged by Jonathan Miller way back in 1982....
3.0★ ★ ★
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The Pirates of Penzance

By common consent this work is the most perfectly finished of the Savoy Operas. It can simply be read as a rambunctious, witty, paradoxical comedy wit...
English National Ballet Giselle. Photo © Laurent Liotardo
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Giselle

There was so much anticipation in the lead up to English National Ballet’s reimagined Giselle, choreographed by Akram Khan in November last year, one ...
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Lulu

Lulu is a difficult opera to watch at any time – on the day of the US election result it seemed even harder on the emotions than usual. The connection...
ENO Pearl Fishers
3.0★ ★ ★
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The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers is one of the early works of the French composer Georges Bizet. He was in his mid-twenties at the time of the composition, trying to...
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Don Giovanni

I begin with a confession. As a Mozart enthusiast, I went to the ENO’s dress rehearsal of Don Giovanni …. and hated it! Two weeks later I went again t...
ENO Tosca 2016
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Tosca

Yet another production of Tosca – what could be new to add relish to the reviewer’s jaded palate? In fact a great deal, even though this production is...