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OPERA

Kasper Holten’s legacy to the Royal Opera includes this 2014 production of Mozart’s dark comedy, which had a pretty mixed reception first time around...

Bohuslav Martinu's The Greek Passion may be more than 60 years old, but its contemporary relevance is stinging. The Czech composer's opera, presented by Opera...

The Picture of Dorian Gray has inspired many playwrights and composers to translate it to the stage. A new operatic adaptation by Oliver Bowes...

Opera and sport both involve feats of technical prowess, dramatic climaxes and intense fervour among their fans. R’Otello, presented by London-based Samoan company GAFA Arts...

Mozart’s seductive anti-hero Don Giovanni has invited reinterpretation by directors from many different points of view. This Grimeborn production from the Arcola Participation Queer...

Director Lysanne van Overbeek muddies things a bit by starting this production of Bellini’s bel canto with Giulietta reading the opening lines of Shakespeare’s...

Moving from the cloister of an 18th-century manor to a geodesic dome in the 18th-century gardens of Belcombe Court seems to have injected new...

Operatically speaking, David Blake is best known for two substantial works premiered by English National Opera: Toussaint in 1976 and The Plumber’s Mate in...

This fast-paced, hour-long triple bill at the Grimeborn Festival brings together three pieces linked by the theme of chance. Barber’s nine-minute A Hand of Bridge...

With music and words respectively by New Zealanders Gillian Whitehead and Fleur Adcock, Hotspur (1980) centres on Elizabeth Mortimer (1371–1417), the wife of the...

Originally the name of a Spanish colonial council, the word 'cabildo' also denotes the buildings in which such institutions carried out their administrative tasks;...

Over its 25 years of existence Opera della Luna has given nearly 500 performances of the indestructible Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, and this...
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