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Glyndebourne

Massenet’s fairytale opera entered Glyndebourne via the company’s 2018 tour. Fiona Shaw’s production didn’t quite work on that occasion, and is now described as...

Annabel Arden’s frenetic production of Rossini’s popular comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia received a mixed reception at its debut in 2016. Happily revival director...

Glyndebourne launches the festival season with a problematic work. Berlioz wrote The Damnation of Faust as a cantata for the concert hall, and though he...

Celebrated mezzo Rosalind Plowright shows no sign of slowing down as she prepares to mark her 70th birthday with back-to-back roles. She tells George...

Ben Glassberg was recently appointed principal conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour. He tells Giverny Masso about the challenges of being a young conductor and...

Every couple of years Glyndebourne stages a new work involving its youth wing and other non-professionals, who combine with professional principals, band (here the...

This year welcomed a new 400-seat opera house at Nevill Holt, where the resident company staged successful productions of Figaro and Antony McDonald’s Powder...

Massenet’s operatic fairytale is a thing of perfection, his ravishing melodies supported by shimmering solos and feather-light textures. But director Fiona Shaw has thrown...

La Traviata is all about passion. Passion propels the opera’s drama forward, from the moment the impulsive Violetta decides to abandon her life as...
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