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Opera North: The Girl of the Golden West– The Lowry, Salford

Music by: Giacomo Puccini Libretto Guelfo Civini and Carlo Zangarini Director: Aletta Collins Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Sung in Italian with a story set during the California gold rush ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ could be described as a ‘spaghetti opera’. The gold miners who patronise The Polka saloon are not clichéd hard drinking gamblers. Instead they ...

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Opera North: La Voix Humaine & Dido and Aeneas – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Francis Poulenc (La Voix Humaine), Henry Purcell (Dido and Aeneas) Libretto: Jean Cocteau (La Voix Humaine), Nahum Tate (Dido and Aeneas) Director &Choreographer: Aletta Collins Conductor: Wyn Davies Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] Despite being written 270 years apart, it’s clear why Opera North thought to create this challenging double bill of Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Purcell’s Dido and ...

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A Christmas Carol – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Charles Dickens Director: Tom Cairns Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4.5] It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… A couple of inches of sparkly snow this morning, and then Simon Callow's masterly telling of that most seasonal of tales, Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Hardly a dramatization, with the various voices mostly just hinted at, and nothing like the author's own ...

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Crossing Points – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Choreographers: Henri Oguike, Ana Luján Sánchez, Aletta Collins, Kwesi Johnson Music: Masaya Takashino, Borut Krzisnik, Street Furniture, Luke Lighting designers: Lucy Carter, Ed Railton, Michael Mannion Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:4.5] Where on earth does one start with Crossing Point, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s spellbinding dance piece? Four astounding pieces in one show that leave the audience breathless and wishing like mad ...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Crossing Points – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Sharon Watson Choreography: Henri Oguike, Ana Lujan Sanchez, Aletta Collins and Kwesi Johnson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4.5] The Lowry saw the opening night for the second wave of touring for the increasingly revitalised Phoenix Dance Theatre's latest diverse programme of new work and old favourites, Crossing Points. Phoenix appear to be going from strength to strength since Sharon ...

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