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Yehuda Shapiro

Yehuda Shapiro

Reviewer

Biography

Yehuda Shapiro writes regularly for The Stage and Opera magazine. He has a special interest in emerging operatic talent and has also translated surtitles for six productions at the Royal Opera House.

Recent Articles

Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea

Ingenious stagecraft and expert musicianship trace the arc of Handel’s tragicomedy
Alcina

Alcina

Office politics are given a striking twist in this perceptive rethinking of Handel
L’Occasione Fa il Ladro

L’Occasione Fa il Ladro

British Youth Opera’s busy production of Rossini’s one-act comedy is elevated by the starry vocalism of the cast
Grimeborn: Die Walküre

Grimeborn: Die Walküre

Julia Burbach’s condensed version of Wagner for the Arcola’s Grimeborn festival is very much at home at the Hackney Empire
The Return of Ulysses

The Return of Ulysses

Strongly cast and intensely focused production that reconciles legend and modernity
The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko

The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko

Stephen Medcalf directs a fluid production of Anthony Bolton’s ambitious and brave new opera about the exiled KGB agent
Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Grange Park Opera perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s historical drama with stylish musical authority
L’Egisto

L’Egisto

Compelling production of Cavalli’s opera that brings contemporary style and insight to baroque conventions
Mozart’s Requiem

Mozart’s Requiem

Special televised occasion is no mere substitute for English National Opera’s event, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth
On Behalf of a Madman

On Behalf of a Madman

Inventive mash-up of modern politics and classic opera
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