Fire, Fate and Kirstin Chávez

One of the most interesting productions of the Georges Bizet opera Carmen that I ever saw starred the mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez in the title role, ...
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...
The Pearl Fishers at The Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv
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The Pearl Fishers

Why is the Pearl Fishers not being performed too often at the best opera houses all over the world? And why did the first ever production in Israel ha...
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Carmen

I have now attended all three of the operas that Ellen Kent is touring around the country at the moment. Without a doubt, the strongest is Carmen; Tos...
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Carmen

One of the best loved and most played operas in the repertoire, there is an argument for taking new looks at Bizet’s Carmen. Calixto Bieito has set it...
Le Docteur Miracle
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Le Docteur Miracle

You can make an omelette without breaking eggs First a disclaimer – This is not “opera” as many would conceive; this is really a pantomime performe...