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George Hall

George Hall

Biography

George Hall writes widely on opera and has contributed regularly to The Stage since 2000. He has also contributed to such publications as The New Penguin Opera Guide and the Oxford Companion to Music

Recent Articles

Luisa Miller

Luisa Miller

Verdi’s long neglected opera is revealed as a masterpiece in Christof Loy’s gripping production
Paris and Helen

Paris and Helen

Bampton Classical Opera’s devotion to 18th-century rarities once again comes up trumps
L’Amico Fritz

L’Amico Fritz

Julia Burbach’s revival of Mascagni’s romantic comedy for Opera Holland Park is heartwarming
The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen

Moving production of Janacek’s paean to the natural world
Buxton International Festival

Buxton International Festival

The multi-arts festival returns with a rich programme including Janie Dee in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at Buxton Opera House, an outstanding young ensemble in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig and a winning revival of Pauline Viardot’s operetta Cendrillon
Così Fan Tutte

Così Fan Tutte

Covid restrictions dampen an otherwise strong revival of Nicholas Hytner’s 2006 production
Grange Festival’s King Lear: The opera stars who’ve swapped singing for Shakespeare

Grange Festival’s King Lear: The opera stars who’ve swapped singing for Shakespeare

This year’s Grange Festival will feature King Lear with a difference – the cast is made up of opera stars who won’t sing a note. But are there any parallels to working on an opera? We hear from members of the stellar cast
Le Comte Ory

Le Comte Ory

Visually striking and surprisingly thought-provoking production of Rossini’s comedy 
A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

Leeds Playhouse and Opera North’s production of Sondheim’s sophisticated musical impresses on every level
Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

The Grange Festival’s Manon Lescaut suffers from social distancing regulations
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