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Mamzer Bastard

Mamzer Bastard, a ninety-minute opera by the 29-year-old Israeli composer, Na’ama Zisser, is an impressive achievement. The title is a tautology on...
Amadeus National Theatre Photo Marc Brenner
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Peter Shaffer’s multi-award winning play first opened at the National Theatre in 1979 and on Broadway in 1980. This revival, directed by Michael Longh...
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The Royal Opera’s revival of David McVicar’s 2001 production of Rigoletto fittingly dedicated to the most sought-after Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorost...
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Les Vêpres Siciliennes

The Les Vêpres Siciliennes or as it is known in English The Sicilian Vespers is the name given to the successful rebellion on the island of Sicily tha...
Simon Boccanegra Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli)
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Simon Boccanegra

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to experience Italian opera in a traditional setting and hear Simon Bocaneggra twice in a week with different cast
Queen Anne Rpya Royal Shakespeare Company production
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne, the last of the Stuarts, is one of the more elusive British monarchs. She reigned for 12 years, 1702-1714, but who is she? Helen Edmund...
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La Traviata

The most celebrated and much loved fallen woman in the history of art and literature is brought back to life in this 14th revival of Richard Eyre’s cl...
L’elisir D’amore © ROH Photo Bill Cooper
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L’Elisir D’Amore

L’elisir D’amore, with its highly effective musical contrasts, propelled Donizetti into further international recognition and stardom in 1832, confirm...
Guards at the Taj Bush Theatre Credit Marc Brenner
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Guards at the Taj

An impressive revitalisation of a late Victorian building, has transformed an old library into a place of culture, where library, café and the Bush Th...