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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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La Boheme – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Giacomo Puccini, this English version by Robin Norton-Hale Director: Robin Norton-Hale Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] Opera Up Close have had an amazing journey from their foundation in the tiny 35-seat Cock Tavern theatre late in 2009, where they were established to experiment with producing a modern version of a classic opera. Three years and one Olivier Award later, they ...

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