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Giulio Cesare

John Coke and his team at Bury Court have conjured up a minor miracle with a production of Giulio Cesare that does full justice to one of Handel’s fin...
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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 ...
Ariodante Canadian Opera Company
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Ariodante

There really is only one word that can describe the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Handel’s Ariodante: Wow. We’re not talking about hig...
Handel's Alcina at Longborough Festival Opera
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Alcina

As is now traditional, the Longborough Opera Festival is ending its current season at its home base with a production dedicated to giving young singer...
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Saul

Barrie Kosky, Australian opera and theatre director, debut at this Glyndebourne premiere of Handel’s Saul is an exhilarating experience. The curtai...

Future Stars Handling Handel

Longborough’s new young stars give challenging performances in a brilliant Handel opera coming to London and Hastings.   Many years ago, Ch...
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Alcina

Opera Atelier's Canadian Premiere of Handel's Alcina meets every expectation that we have of the company – it is sexy, smart, visually delightful, and...
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Grimeborn: Acis and Galatea

It is a thing understood by classical singers and theatre lovers alike that acting and staging tend to take a back seat in opera, as the music has pri...
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Rodelinda

This new production of one of the central Handel operas has had unstinted praise from every quarter, as far as I can tell. I find that I can stint a l...