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WNO: The Marriage of Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Figaro - David Stout and Susanna - Anna Devin

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist:Lorenzo Da Ponte English translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: Tobias Richter 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. So second up is Mozart’s ...

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WNO: The Marriage of Figaro – Bristol Hippodrome

Figaro - David Stout and Susanna - Anna Devin

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist:Lorenzo Da Ponte English Translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: Timothy Burke Director: Tobias Richter Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Welsh National Opera brings The Marriage of Figaro to Bristol as part of its spring season, Figaro Forever, featuring one of opera’s best known comic characters. Mozart’s much-loved masterpiece is the second in this trio of works, sandwiched chronologically ...

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The Marriage of Figaro – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Figaro - David Stout and Susanna - Anna Devin

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist:Lorenzo Da Ponte English translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor:Lothar Koenigs Director: Tobias Richter Reviewer: Beth Steer   Part of the Welsh National Opera’s spring season, Figaro Forever, The Marriage of Figaro is a four act opera that sits between The Barber of Seville and Figaro Gets a Divorce to chronicle the life of one of opera’s most ...

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Glyndebourne: Saul – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

The company of Glyndebourne's Saul with Christpoher Ainslie as David

Composer: George Frideric Handel Conductor: Laurence Cummings Director: Barrie Kosky Reviewer: Karen Bussell Barrie Kosky makes a distinguished debut at Glyndebourne with Handel’s Saul being the last, but by no means least, tour offering. Putting Biblical narrative under scorching inspection through focus on the relationships between David, Jonathan and Saul, and the all-consuming jealousy and descent into madness of the ...

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Scottish Opera: Werther – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Jules Massenet Libretto: Eduard Blau, Paul Milliet, Georges Hartmann Director: Pia Furtado Conductor: Francesco Corti Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:4] Scottish Opera continues its 50th Anniversary season with an intense production of Werther; Massenet’s drame lyrique loosely based on Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. It’s a simple tale of obsessional love constrained by social convention with an inevitable ...

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Glyndbourne’s Le Nozze di Figaro – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Beaumarchais Librettist: Da Ponte Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Michael Grandage Revival: Ian Rutherford Reviewer:Maggie Constable [rating:4] Glyndebourne on Tour is a frequent and much-loved visitor to Milton Keynes Theatre and this evening’s version of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro ) is a new production from the acclaimed director, Michael Grandage. The original story for Figaro ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Conductor: Jonathan Cohen Director: Michael Grandage, revived by Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5]   The Glyndebourne Tour, which aims to bring both world-class, affordable opera to the masses, as well as to support young artists, is an institution in itself, but it has never before been to Canterbury. Judging by last ...

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