We hear a lot these days from opera companies fumbling around for fresh ways to lure new audiences, so here's an idea they might consider: mount a first-rate modern production, fill it with ...
Julius Caesar
Directions. Take one dead giraffe. Place carefully onto work surface. Sever head. Remove tongue. Serve with a garnish of eviscerated crocodile. Mwah!In Michael Keegan-Dolan's new production ...
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Director Richard Jones needs no prompting to create a hallucinatory dreamworld, stuffed full of exotic characters, fantastical situations and crocodiles.  He’s done it with many an opera
The Magic Flute
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Opera productions are like people, some becoming old before their time while others seem perennially fresh-faced and full of vigour.  ENO’s Cliff Richard is surely Nicholas Hytner’
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Rigoletto For the Grimeborn Festival, Heritage Opera has put together a production of Rigoletto on a small scale with a piano accompaniment. I believe that the two underlying characte
Furioso & The Emperor of Atlantis
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Furioso and The Emperor of Atlantis. Grimeborn Festival One can be forgiven for asking the question when did Handel write Furioso because the answer is that he did not. This is a cle
Le nozze di Figaro
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BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall It’s difficult to know what it was about Glyndebourne’s transfer of Michael Grandage’s new Le nozze di Figaro to the Royal Albert Hall th
Grimeborn Double Bill
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Bastien & Bastienne and Susanna’s Secret. Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre. This year’s Grimeborne Festival at The Arcola Theatre has a somewhat different look to previous y
Peter Grimes
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BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Take an opera out of the opera house and put it into the concert hall and a number of things can happen.  An indifferent production that detracts from the
The Francis Bacon Opera
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Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival 17 August Blowing its own trumpet as a laboratory for new opera, the Riverside Studios’ festival prides itself on presenting a heaving amount of new work to a