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Thus far, the 2019 country-house season has been partially stymied by the weather, which remains doggedly uncongenial for pastoral picnics or parkland outings; yet...

Political drama or romantic tragedy? Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera has elements of both with its plot about the assassination of the 18th-century Swedish...

Throughout her stellar opera career, Renée Fleming has frequently branched out into musical theatre and jazz. As The Light in the Piazza opens in...

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...

Dating from 2016, this production of Don Carlo was first presented in Grange Park Opera’s former home in Hampshire. While never radical, it mixes...

Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Michael Boyd has collaborated with Garsington’s artistic director, conductor Douglas Boyd (no relation) before, though this time the...

The opening production of Garsington Opera’s 30th-anniversary season finds the festival at the top of its game. The Philharmonia – one of the world’s leading...

Jonathan Kent’s straightforward production, with handsome designs by the late Paul Brown, has framed some memorable performances since its unveiling in 2006 with Romanian...

A mystery illness almost put paid to her promising operatic career before it had started. Now, as the British soprano takes on the title...
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