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It’s usual for a company to leave some space between one production of a classic work and another, but Joe Hill-Gibbins’ new Marriage of...

In 2017, English Touring Opera presented a ‘director’s cut’ of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in two parts. This revival condenses the material into a more...

Mozart and Da Ponte’s The Marriage of Figaro is an exuberant, near-flawless marriage of music and words, and of matters complex and simple. In...

Bach’s St John Passion has been subjected to a variety of theatrical treatments: staged emotionally by Deborah Warner for English National Opera and eccentrically...

The annual production by members of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme gives the scheme’s current intake a chance to show what...

English Touring Opera launches its spring tour with the complex Mozart/Da Ponte comedy whose title translates as All Women Behave Like That – but...

This year marks 250 years since Beethoven’s birth. For opera companies the anniversary choice is simple, since he completed only one opera, Fidelio, which...

In Denis and Katya, receiving its UK premiere with Music Theatre Wales, composer Philip Venables and librettist/director Ted Huffman address one of the most...

The director of The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley, Anthony Minghella directed just one opera, this Madam Butterfly for English National Opera,...

The Marriage of Figaro was premiered in febrile times, in 1786, on the eve of the French Revolution. Emperor Joseph II had at last...

The first so-called ‘CNN opera’ was premiered in 1987, when the events it portrayed – US President Richard Nixon’s unanticipated and historic visit to...

Benjamin Britten’s adaption of Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw presents a number of challenges to any director, not least due to...
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