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This Don Giovanni, presented in a neo-classical stone amphitheatre, inaugurates the Waterperry Opera Festival in rural Oxfordshire. It shares the programme with a ‘drawing...

Two works from the early years of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership are presented together and in contrasting manner. Festival founder Ian Smith stages legal...

It's evidence of the ongoing popularity of Gilbert and Sullivan that this year alone the UK has seen three professional productions of their 1882...

John Gay’s 1728 opera was so popular in its time because it erased all the class associations of snobbish Italian opera. Gay kept the...

The summer festival at Bregenz keeps the small Austrian city on Lake Constance full and occupied for a month of activity. Chief among this...

How did you start off in theatre/music? Initially, I heard and experienced music in church, becoming more active when I started secondary school. What is the...

It’s no wonder that Greek, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s first opera, made the 28-year-old composer’s name in 1988. Turnage’s brilliant, percussive score took an already-outrageous retelling...

Glyndebourne has appointed Stephen Langridge as its new artistic director. He replaces Sebastian F Schwarz as the opera company's artistic leader. Schwarz resigned last December after...

The one thing you can be sure of with a Tete a Tete triple bill is unpredictability. And yet on this occasion the high...
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