English National Ballet Giselle. Photo © Laurent Liotardo
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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 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
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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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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...
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Echoes of Eternity

Tragic love stories are a well trodden path in dance, they are adored by audiences for their abilities to make unbearable sadness somehow beautiful an...
Shanghai Opera Company Thunderstorm at English National Ballet
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The Shanghai Opera and Ballet Companies are at the Coliseum in London for a limited season. The opera that is part of this season is Thunderstorm, an ...
Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake at the London Coliseum
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Swan Lake

Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake first premiered in London back in 2005, now this production that is much loved back home in Australia returns, alongside Ale...
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This is one time when David Alden got it very right. HIs award-winning Jenufa production, being revived once more, is a provocative, moving and profou...
Tristan & Isolde, English National Opera
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Tristan and Isolde

This summer ENO presents a new production of Wagners’ Tristan and Isolde under the direction of Daniel Kramer, the stage designs by the acclaimed arti...