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La traviata
The Royal Opera's autumn-winter Traviatathon has moved on to Cast C. Is that C for Cash Cow? Just so. The current revival has been in full swing (with breaks for refreshment) for ...
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
There was, unfortunately, more than a whiff of Panto about the Royal Opera’s latest revival of Wagner’s great (some might say dubious) paean to holy German art, Die Meistersinger von Nürnber
La traviata
The tart with a heart is back – Verdi’s consumptive waif hasn’t had time to pop to Boots for a bottle of Benilyn this season as The Royal Opera’s whopping 22-performance run
Tosca
Catherine Malfitano’s staging of Tosca is back at ENO, after having premiered in May of last year. I warmed to it when it was new, but am less enthusiastic this time round. It just look
Yes
By Editorial Staff
Bonnie Greer was invited to appear on Question Time in 2009 amid controversy about BNP leader Nick Griffin being included on the show. She said ‘Yes’ which is where the title of
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
By Editorial Staff
GSMD at Guildhall School GSMD Opera Studies course brought Nicolai’s under-performed but splendid take on the Falstaff tale, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, to the Barbican this week.
Eugene Onegin
Expectations ran high for ENO’s new staging of Tchaikovsky’s operatic masterpiece. Not only was it music director Ed Gardner’s first appearance of the season but this staging of
Mireille
By Editorial Staff
New Sussex Opera at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.Gounod’s pastoral opera of 1864, Mireille, once a long-standing favourite work of the Parisian Opera-Comique, has not receive
La Sonnambula
By Editorial Staff
Marco Arturo Marelli’s 2002 production of La Sonnambula certainly merits its present revival. Set in a “hotel or sanatorium in the Swiss Alps”, its elegant nineteenth-centur
Double Bill
By Editorial Staff
The Gloucester Group A new opera double bill of works composed by the young Gloucester born composer, Louis Mander, who studied music at the University of Birmingham and then completed a Masters Degr