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Bruno Ravella’s staging of Verdi’s final opera Falstaff -- based on The Merry Wives of Windsor -- is set around the time of the...

Mamzer, a Hebrew word, denotes a person born from a forbidden relationship. Yoel (countertenor Collin Shay) is a timid 21-year-old Hassid. On the night...

Opera companies sometimes use musicals as a way of replenishing the coffers. Others – such as Grange Park Opera – have developed a genuine...

The headline news is that Nevill Holt Opera has created and opened an outstanding new purpose-built theatre, seating 400, possessing a superb acoustic, and...

This is the second new production of Grange Park Opera’s 2018 season and the theatre itself continues to excite. Exhibiting good sightlines and clean,...

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville requires a fine balance between fast-paced slapstick and stand-and-deliver vocal showpieces, and an enjoyable new production from the Grange...

New at this year’s Aldeburgh Festival, Emily Howard’s chamber opera To See The Invisible has been freely adapted by playwright Selma Dimitrijevic from a...

Acis has one of the less glamorous transformations in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Other characters become birds or lions, but he is squashed by a rock...

David McVicar’s Glyndebourne staging of Julius Caesar in Egypt was an overwhelming success back in 2005, helping to consolidate the position of its composer...

It’s an understatement that Viscountess Rhondda, Margaret Haig Mackworth (née Thomas), has suffered historical neglect. A pioneering Welsh suffragette and businesswoman; a Lusitania survivor who...

Anyone who finds Handel’s more famous operas po-faced and burdened with endless da capo arias will appreciate Agrippina’s relative brevity and snappier pace. A hit...

The last new Royal Opera Lohengrin was in 1977, when Elijah Moshinsky’s finest staging for the company had its premiere; but following its last...
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