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HMS Pinafore In Concert – Buxton Opera House

HMS Pinafore in Concert

Writers: Gilbert and Sullivan Music Director/Conductor: Martin Handley Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   A 26-piece orchestra and a handful of soloists bring the songs from Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera to a town still smarting from the loss of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, now decamped to Harrogate. The loss of one of the highlights of the Summer ...

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The Rape of Lucretia – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Ronald Duncan Director: Fiona Shaw Set Designer: Michael Levine Conductor: Jack Ridley [rating:5] Glyndebourne gave the premiere of Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia in 1946, starring Kathleen Ferrier in the title rôle. It hasn't been staged again by Glyndebourne until now, the year we are celebrating 100 years since the British composer's birth. As ...

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