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Pleasure – Liverpool Playhouse

Timothy Nelson and Nick Pritchard in Pleasure

Book: Melanie Challenger Music: Mark Simpson Director: Tim Albery Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Pleasure shows us that you can get power and emotion into an opera without the epic scale. It is billed as a chamber opera and runs for about 75 minutes straight through. A size of show that could easily grow in popularity. Especially as it has only four ...

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Manchester International Festival: The Immortal – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Music: Mark Simpson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Melanie Challenger Conductor: Juanjo Mena Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tonight is all about death, and our attempts to cheat it. Mozart, aged 35, was railing against it (and lost) even as he was composing his great Requiem in D minor, which opens tonight’s Manchester International Festival programme at the Bridgewater Hall. Whether or not ...

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