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Christmas Spectacular – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: John Rigby Reviewer: James Garrington Christmas in Birmingham – and what better way to get into the festive spirit than walking through the German Market to Symphony Hall for one of their annual seasonal concerts. The London Concert Orchestra opens proceedings, presenting Leroy Anderson’s overture A Christmas Festival, an arrangement of carols and Christmas music which sets the mood ...

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WNO: Barber of Seville – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Gioachino Rossini Librettist:Cesare Sterbini English Translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: James Southall Director: Sam Brown Reviewer:Karen Bussell   WNO celebrates Beaumarchais’ money-loving, conniving rogue in its episodic spring tour Figaro Forever where Rossini and Mozart’s classics are joined by the world premiere of Langer’s sequel in which the scoundrel gets a divorce. Opening with Sam Brown’s take on Rossini’s The ...

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The Barber of Seville – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini Director: Sam Brown Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   What would Rossini have made of Welsh National Opera’s new production of The Barber of Seville? This ever-popular opera is not one to be taken too seriously for its storyline: Figaro the barber sees himself as a matchmaker and the chance to make a quick buck or ...

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