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Welsh National Opera: Anna Bolena – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Felice Romani Director: Alessandro Televi Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3.5] A first for the Welsh National Opera, Anna Bolena follows the events leading up to the end of Anne Boleyn’s life. Beginning at the point of the birth of her daughter, Elizabeth, Henry VIII has lost interest in his wife and turned his attentions to lady in ...

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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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