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MARK VALENCIA

Mark has worked in arts journalism for more than thirty years, initially as a broadcaster; later in print as a writer and translator for music magazines and CD companies. He has been reviewing theatre and opera for WhatsOnStage.com since 2008. Mark's background is in education - teaching drama and directing. His passion for music and theatre in all their forms has led him to collaborate with a number of composers on lyrics and librettos.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Silver Tassie (NT Lyttelton)The Silver Tassie (NT Lyttelton)
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Faust (Royal Opera)Faust (Royal Opera)
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Powder Her Face (ENO)Powder Her Face (ENO)
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Thérèse Raquin (Finborough Theatre)Thérèse Raquin (Finborough Theatre)
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Die Frau ohne Schatten (Royal Opera)Die Frau ohne Schatten (Royal Opera)
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The Magic Flute (ETO)The Magic Flute (ETO)
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La traviata (WNO)La traviata (WNO)
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Boulevard Solitude (WNO)Boulevard Solitude (WNO)
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Manon Lescaut (WNO)Manon Lescaut (WNO)
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Brief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael FabianoBrief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael Fabiano
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)The Adventures of Pinocchio (GSMD)
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La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)La bohème (Royal Albert Hall)
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Rodelinda (ENO)Rodelinda (ENO)
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Anna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust - updatedAnna Netrebko withdraws from the Royal Opera's Faust - updated
Theatre News
The Royal Opera fields super-subs for ScarpiaThe Royal Opera fields super-subs for Scarpia
Theatre News
Paul Bunyan (ETO)Paul Bunyan (ETO)
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The Only Way Is Downton (Trafalgar Studios)The Only Way Is Downton (Trafalgar Studios)
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King Priam (ETO)King Priam (ETO)
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From Paris With Love (Opera North)From Paris With Love (Opera North)
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Glyndebourne's Billy Budd triumphs at BAMGlyndebourne's Billy Budd triumphs at BAM
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Macbeth (Opera North)Macbeth (Opera North)
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Fulham Opera tackles Wagner's RingFulham Opera tackles Wagner's Ring
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All change at Peter Grimes - updatedAll change at Peter Grimes - updated
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Remembering Richard AngasRemembering Richard Angas
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Peter Grimes (ENO)Peter Grimes (ENO)
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ENO - Ed Gardner passes the batonENO - Ed Gardner passes the baton
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Manon (Royal Opera)Manon (Royal Opera)
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Tell Me on a Sunday (St. James Theatre)Tell Me on a Sunday (St. James Theatre)
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Quidam (Royal Albert Hall)Quidam (Royal Albert Hall)
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Voting open in 2013/2014 WhatsOnStage Opera PollVoting open in 2013/2014 WhatsOnStage Opera Poll
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English National Opera changes its tuneEnglish National Opera changes its tune
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The Mariinsky 'Ring' cycle in BirminghamThe Mariinsky 'Ring' cycle in Birmingham
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Twelve Angry MenTwelve Angry Men
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The Magic Flute (ENO)The Magic Flute (ENO)
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La Damnation de Faust (LSO/Gergiev)La Damnation de Faust (LSO/Gergiev)
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Wozzeck (Royal Opera)Wozzeck (Royal Opera)
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Festival of Britten (Opera North)Festival of Britten (Opera North)
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The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne Tour)The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne Tour)
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Les Vêpres siciliennes (Royal Opera)Les Vêpres siciliennes (Royal Opera)
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The Coronation of Poppea (English Touring Opera)The Coronation of Poppea (English Touring Opera)
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L'elisir d'amore (Glyndebourne Tour)L'elisir d'amore (Glyndebourne Tour)
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Acclaimed French opera director Patrice Chéreau diesAcclaimed French opera director Patrice Chéreau dies
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The Royal Opera - coming to a cinema near youThe Royal Opera - coming to a cinema near you
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American Lulu (Young Vic)American Lulu (Young Vic)
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Grimes gets the big screen treatmentGrimes gets the big screen treatment
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A mix of new productions and revivals for Glyndebourne 2014A mix of new productions and revivals for Glyndebourne 2014
Theatre News
Pelléas et Mélisande (Grimeborn at the Arcola)Pelléas et Mélisande (Grimeborn at the Arcola)
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Richard Angas, ENO's Mikado, dies aged 71Richard Angas, ENO's Mikado, dies aged 71
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ENO chief executive Loretta Tomasi steps downENO chief executive Loretta Tomasi steps down
Theatre News
La rondineLa rondine
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Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House)Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera House)
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Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly
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Daniel Slater directs Mozart at GarsingtonDaniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
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Daniel Slater directs Mozart at GarsingtonDaniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
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Don CarloDon Carlo
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Die ZauberflöteDie Zauberflöte
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NabuccoNabucco
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Sunken GardenSunken Garden
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Written on SkinWritten on Skin
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ToscaTosca
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La traviataLa traviata
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La bohèmeLa bohème
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L'elisir d'amoreL'elisir d'amore
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Knussen Double BillKnussen Double Bill
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Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
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RusalkaRusalka
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Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
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Return to the Forbidden PlanetReturn to the Forbidden Planet
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Yevgeny OneginYevgeny Onegin
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Zanetto/Gianni SchicchiZanetto/Gianni Schicchi
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CaligulaCaligula
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A Soldier and a MakerA Soldier and a Maker
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RigolettoRigoletto
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A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Death of KlinghofferThe Death of Klinghoffer
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Le nozze di FigaroLe nozze di Figaro
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Der RosenkavalierDer Rosenkavalier
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Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
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La traviataLa traviata
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A Magic FluteA Magic Flute
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Opera North and ETO Announce New SeasonsOpera North and ETO Announce New Seasons
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Sir Charles Mackerras 1925-2010Sir Charles Mackerras 1925-2010
Theatre News
SemeleSemele
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FidelioFidelio
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Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
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A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
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Albert HerringAlbert Herring
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Le nozze di FigaroLe nozze di Figaro
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Britten Specialist Conducts Garsington DreamBritten Specialist Conducts Garsington Dream
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La Fille du régimentLa Fille du régiment
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La traviataLa traviata
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Powder Her FacePowder Her Face
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Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat & EscharaShoot/Get Treasure/Repeat & Eschara
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The Notebook of TrigorinThe Notebook of Trigorin
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The Cherry OrchardThe Cherry Orchard
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Katya KabanovaKatya Kabanova
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Philip Langridge CBE, 1939-2010Philip Langridge CBE, 1939-2010
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Durang DurangDurang Durang
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The Elixir of LoveThe Elixir of Love
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HeddaHedda
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