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Il trittico
By Editorial Staff
The first two parts of Puccini’s Il trittico have finally caught up with the four year old Gianni Schicchi, getting the Royal Opera’s new season off to a cracking start.&n
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni is a notoriously difficult opera to stage, and out of the dozen or so stagings I’ve seen only one has come close to getting to the heart of this deeply disturbing work, nam
The Turn of the Screw
Glyndebourne Festival Opera This exemplary performance of Britten’s disturbing chamber opera The Turn of the Screw left me feeling shell-shocked and disturbed, and after several recent
The Turn of the Screw
By Editorial Staff
With so many productions of Benjamin Britten’s ghost opera around at the moment we need a new collective noun. A haunting of Screws, perhaps? This Arcola production (presented for just tw
The Emperor of Atlantis
Viktor Ullmann’s brief, 50-minute opera The Emperor of Atlantis holds a unique position in the operatic repertoire. Due to the fact he was Jewish, he was incarcerated at the Thereisenst
Cosi Fan Tutte
By Editorial Staff
First things first, Fraser Grant’s translation in this intimate production of Cosi is very witty. Set in contemporary times the use of internet dating and references to ‘Facebook Status
Rigoletto
Opera Holland Park has excelled in recent seasons in dusting down plenty of Italian pot-boilers that seldom see the light of day – this season alone they have staged Catalani’s La Wally ...
Tosca/Otello
By Editorial Staff
Dorset Opera at The Coade Theatre, Blandford Forum Seeing Dorset Opera at the end of their two week Summer residency at Bryanston School’s Coade Theatre was a revelation, both in terms of th
La Wally
By Editorial Staff
Catalani’s La Wally is an opera best known for just one aria – the strange and hauntingly beautiful “Ebben! Ne andrò lontana,” - but it’s far from being a
Siegfried
By Editorial Staff
Longborough Festival Opera, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire The casting of the central role in Siegfried, a headache for any opera company these days, is a considerable challenge for a sma