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Roberto Devereux – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano Director: Alessandro Talevi Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A stunning revival for Welsh National Opera’s take on Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux – one of the least known of the great composer’s operatic works (over seventy in total).  Definitely a case of “last is best” for WNO’s presentation of the third of the so-called ‘Tudor Trilogy’, despite being ...

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Un Ballo in Maschera – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Antonio Somma  Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Barbara Michaels It would seem appropriate, give its close proximity to Valentine’s Day, for Welsh National Opera’s Spring Season to kick off with David Pountney’s new production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, although, possibly, the assassination of mine host at said ball could hardly be termed desirable. Based loosely ...

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WNO’s Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer (Cavalleria Rusticana): Pietro Mascagni Composer (Pagliacci):Ruggero Leoncavallo Conductor: Carlo Rizzi Director:Elijah Moshinsky Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Cav &Pag – as they are affectionately known – are two short operas of just over an hour each, almost always performed in tandem. Described as ‘the perfect pairing’ on innumerable occasions, it is in some respects amazing that they have never lost their ...

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