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Opera North: Don Giovani – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Reviewer: Tate James Don Giovanni, lover and leaver extraordinaire, has arrived out of character at The Lowry in Salford. Mozart’s dark tale sees the famous scoundrel commit murder, provoke adultery and otherwise stir the pot before his inevitable comeuppance. Opera North’s latest incarnation paints the hero (is he actually the ...

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Don Giovanni – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Alessandro Talevi Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Completing the bill of the Fatal Passions season this winter is Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  It is one of Mozart’s most popular operas, and the audience has the opportunity to re-evaluate the title character, Don Giovanni. He is particularly relevent today, especially with what has come to light recently via ...

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Opera North: La traviata – The Lowry, Salford

Score: Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto Francesco Maria Piave Conductor: Oliver von Dohnanyi Director: Alessandro Talevi Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Opera North’s visit to The Lowry this season is offering striking variety. After a sparkling comedy the company turn to one of the great tragedies with La traviata Courtesan Violetta (Anna Jeruc-Kopec) exchanges a life of careless sensual pleasure for one of constant ...

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La Traviata – The Lowry, Salford

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò Reviewer: Donna Kelly Opera North’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata may have been 15 years in the making but it’s certainly worth the wait. Fiercely passionate, profoundly moving and devastatingly tragic, La Traviata is widely considered the most popular opera of all time and is arguably Giuseppe Verdi’s best work. It ...

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Opera North : Don Giovanni – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo de Ponte Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Anthony Kraus Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:3.5] When Don Giovanni premiered over 200 years ago in the Bohemian city of Prague, it was a smash hit. The Czechs were a bawdy lot, unlike in Mozart’s adopted city, Vienna, where his recent opera The Marriage of Figaro was coolly received ...

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