REVIEWS

Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto was the runaway hit of 1792 following its first performance before Emperor Leopold II, who insisted upon an encore immediately...

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is well known for his collaborative approach to dance and ongoing explorations of various styles. For Milonga, first created in...

Cabaret star Meow Meow brings her engaging, eclectic style to the Brighton Festival for this specially commissioned song cycle on the history of the...

1870s Vienna was a city of contradictions: intoxicated yet bewildered by rapid financial enrichment, then outright destabilised by the ensuing 1873 stock market crash....

The world premiere of a new opera featuring a Welsh-language libretto is a singular event, notwithstanding Wales’ reputation as the ‘land of song’. For...

Music Is Torture could be considered a companion piece to Louise Quinn's fringe success Biding Time (Remix) in terms of its leitmotifs: exploitation, thwarted...

Asif Khan is most well-known for his remarkable performance in one-man monologue quartet Love, Bombs and Apples, and his debut outing as a playwright...

If there’s any comparison to be made between Charles Dickens’ 1854 novel and Stephen Jeffreys’ 1982 stage adaptation, it’s that one is a hard...

After a brief tour, Ravi Shankar’s final piece of East-West crossover, billed tendentiously as his only opera, opens the UK’s largest festival of South...

Each time The Color Purple gets smaller, it seems to grow larger in impact. It started life as a big Broadway musical in 2005;...

Glyndebourne’s website points to the "visual beauty' and "opulent" production of Verdi’s tragic profile of the consumptive courtesan Violetta and her selfless love for...

Back in the 1960s, Glyndebourne launched the revival of the 17th-century Venetian Francesco Cavalli, with stagings of his then obscure L’Ormindo and La Calisto,...
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