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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Eugene Onegin

The WNO autumn season is labelled ‘Russian Revolution’ and comprises works by Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky, and Janacek, all set in Russia. The opera by Tch...
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Eugene Onegin

For a school to take on a production of Eugene Onegin might seem over-ambitious madness – Whitgift School has done just that and made a storming succe...
English National Ballets Nutcracker. Photo © Laurent Liotardo
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Nutcracker

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker attempts to present a traditional ballet with a darker edge; the Mouse King returns throughout, his presence felt...
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The Nutcracker

There is often a tension in ballet between bravura technique which dazzles the audience but becalms the story, and a focus on development of character...
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The Queen of Spades

You will rarely hear a better sung and conducted version of this tense and tragic Tchaikovsky masterpiece than the one being performed in David Alden’...
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Swan Lake

Swan Lake, first performed in the 19th century in Russia, remains a true favourite of ballet companies and audiences alike. We love the beauty of line...
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The Nutcracker

Christmas is full of festive traditions and going to see The Nutcracker is one of the highlights. Wayne Eagling’s marvellous production for the Englis...