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The Magic Flute – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Librettist: Glyn Maxwell Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: James Garrington Opera Up Close may have moved on from their roots performing in tiny pub theatres, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve distanced themselves from their audience. They pride themselves on producing accessible new versions of classic opera, and The Magic Flute is certainly no exception. Forget any ideas you ...

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L’elisir d’amore – Black’s, London

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Director: Darren Roston Musical Director: James Henshaw Reviewer: Agnes Frimston [rating:5] Cosily arranged in a small room of Black’s in Soho, the audience are handed differently pitched teacups at the start by director and master of ceremonies Darren Roston to start the overture. Throughout this opera, the audience are asked to provide percussion, hold props and one ...

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