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Keith McDonnell

KEITH MCDONNELL

Keith has been passionate about opera since a teenager, and has been an avid opera-goer and fan for the last twenty-five years. He first started reviewing opera in 1996 for WhatsOnStage.com when the site first launched and is delighted to return to run the opera section, having been Classical Music and Opera Editor for musicOMH.com for the last two years. Keith is a Bachelor of Music, having graduated in music from Birmingham University, and is particularly passionate about Janacek and Wagner, having studied the former composer's operas under Janacek expert Jan Smaczny. He still contributes to musicOMH.com and also writes for the Hospital Club's website.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

La Traviata (Royal Opera)La Traviata (Royal Opera)
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Through His TeethThrough His Teeth
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Brief Encounter with...British bass Matthew RoseBrief Encounter with...British bass Matthew Rose
Interviews
Booking for Glyndebourne's 80th season is now openBooking for Glyndebourne's 80th season is now open
Theatre News
Turandot (ROH)Turandot (ROH)
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Don Giovanni (Royal Opera)Don Giovanni (Royal Opera)
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A touch of Kansas in the CityA touch of Kansas in the City
Theatre News
Peter Grimes at La Scala, MilanPeter Grimes at La Scala, Milan
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The Royal Opera announces its new Jette Parker artistsThe Royal Opera announces its new Jette Parker artists
Theatre News
Brief Encounter with... Albanian soprano Ermonela JahoBrief Encounter with... Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho
Interviews
How The Whale Became (Royal Opera)How The Whale Became (Royal Opera)
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Parsifal (Royal Opera)Parsifal (Royal Opera)
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Brief Encounter with ... designer Tom ScuttBrief Encounter with ... designer Tom Scutt
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Brief Encounter with... German tenor Endrik WottrichBrief Encounter with... German tenor Endrik Wottrich
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Berio Folk Songs & El gato con botas (ROH)Berio Folk Songs & El gato con botas (ROH)
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Madam Butterfly (ENO)Madam Butterfly (ENO)
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War Requiem (LPO/Jurowski)War Requiem (LPO/Jurowski)
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Brief Encounter with...Australian baritone Duncan RockBrief Encounter with...Australian baritone Duncan Rock
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Peter Grimes (LPO)Peter Grimes (LPO)
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Elektra (Royal Opera)Elektra (Royal Opera)
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Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera House)
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L'Orfeo at the BarbicanL'Orfeo at the Barbican
Theatre News
Turandot (Royal Opera House)Turandot (Royal Opera House)
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Parsifal (BBC Proms)Parsifal (BBC Proms)
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The Midsummer Marriage (BBC Proms)The Midsummer Marriage (BBC Proms)
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Billy Budd (Glyndebourne)Billy Budd (Glyndebourne)
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Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms)Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms)
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Das Rheingold (BBC Proms)Das Rheingold (BBC Proms)
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Brief Encounter with... South African baritone Jacques ImbrailoBrief Encounter with... South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo
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Tosca (Royal Opera House)Tosca (Royal Opera House)
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Brief Encounter with... American tenor Charles CastronovoBrief Encounter with... American tenor Charles Castronovo
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From Studio to Stage (Royal Opera House)From Studio to Stage (Royal Opera House)
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GlorianaGloriana
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La bohèmeLa bohème
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ParsifalParsifal
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Winners of the Opera Poll 2013 announcedWinners of the Opera Poll 2013 announced
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Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
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The MikadoThe Mikado
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LuluLulu
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FalstaffFalstaff
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OtelloOtello
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Billy BuddBilly Budd
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Alice Coote at the Wigmore HallAlice Coote at the Wigmore Hall
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SalomeSalome
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FalstaffFalstaff
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Madam ButterflyMadam Butterfly
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Madam ButterflyMadam Butterfly
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La BohemeLa Boheme
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The Flying DutchmanThe Flying Dutchman
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Miss FortuneMiss Fortune
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RusalkaRusalka
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Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
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Exposure at The LinburyExposure at The Linbury
Theatre News
The Tales of HoffmannThe Tales of Hoffmann
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Die Meistersinger von NürnbergDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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La traviataLa traviata
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ToscaTosca
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Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
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Castor and PolluxCastor and Pollux
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ENO's Figaro, Iain Paterson, discusses Wagner and Fiona Shaw.ENO's Figaro, Iain Paterson, discusses Wagner and Fiona Shaw.
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ENO's new Figaro, Iain Paterson, discusses his career.ENO's new Figaro, Iain Paterson, discusses his career.
Theatre News
Soprano Giselle Allen discusses her role in The PassengerSoprano Giselle Allen discusses her role in The Passenger
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Ben Johnson on singing bel cantoBen Johnson on singing bel canto
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Lucio Gallo discusses his roles in the Royal Opera's new il TritticoLucio Gallo discusses his roles in the Royal Opera's new il Trittico
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Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
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The Turn of the ScrewThe Turn of the Screw
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The Emperor of AtlantisThe Emperor of Atlantis
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Grimeborn returns to the Arcola Theatre Grimeborn returns to the Arcola Theatre
Theatre News
RigolettoRigoletto
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ROH2 celebrates world music with Voices Across the WorldROH2 celebrates world music with Voices Across the World
Theatre News
We chat to Anthony Michaels-Moore about his illustrious careerWe chat to Anthony Michaels-Moore about his illustrious career
Features
Joyce DiDonato shall go the Ball!Joyce DiDonato shall go the Ball!
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Susan Bickley discusses Two BoysSusan Bickley discusses Two Boys
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Peter GrimesPeter Grimes
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Brindley Sherratt on working with Dmitri TcherniakovBrindley Sherratt on working with Dmitri Tcherniakov
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Juha Uusitalo discusses his Royal Opera debutJuha Uusitalo discusses his Royal Opera debut
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Simon Keenlyside discusses MacbethSimon Keenlyside discusses Macbeth
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Iestyn Davies talks about his life as a countertenorIestyn Davies talks about his life as a countertenor
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Christopher Purves on playing the Devil.Christopher Purves on playing the Devil.
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Sophie Koch discusses her glittering career.Sophie Koch discusses her glittering career.
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James MacMillan's new opera, Clemency premieres at ROH2 this month.James MacMillan's new opera, Clemency premieres at ROH2 this month.
Theatre News
The Coronation of PoppeaThe Coronation of Poppea
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ENO pay tribute to Sir Charles MackerrasENO pay tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras
Theatre News
Booking Opens at Brand New Garsington OperaBooking Opens at Brand New Garsington Opera
Theatre News
Johan Reuter discusses Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, The Tsar's BrideJohan Reuter discusses Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, The Tsar's Bride
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Royal Opera Announces 2011-12 'Olympic' SeasonRoyal Opera Announces 2011-12 'Olympic' Season
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We meet soprano Elizabeth Watts.We meet soprano Elizabeth Watts.
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Tom Randle returns as Ulysses for ENO/Young VicTom Randle returns as Ulysses for ENO/Young Vic
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Natalie Dessay to star as Melisande at the BarbicanNatalie Dessay to star as Melisande at the Barbican
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Roberto Alagna discusses his glittering careerRoberto Alagna discusses his glittering career
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Director Stephen Barlow discusses The CarmelitesDirector Stephen Barlow discusses The Carmelites
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Soprano Sophie Bevan discusses The Mikado at ENOSoprano Sophie Bevan discusses The Mikado at ENO
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Anna NicoleAnna Nicole
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ParsifalParsifal
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Troy BoyTroy Boy
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Irène Theorin ‘withdraws’ from ENO’s ParsifalIrène Theorin ‘withdraws’ from ENO’s Parsifal
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Michael Fabiano on working with Mike FiggisMichael Fabiano on working with Mike Figgis
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Christopher MaltmanChristopher Maltman
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Troy Boy comes to HighgateTroy Boy comes to Highgate
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The Revival DirectorThe Revival Director
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