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Idomeneo – Theatre Royal, York

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Text: Giambattista Varesco Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny Director: James Conway Designer: Frankie Bradshaw Reviewer: Ron Simpson Of the operas of Mozart’s maturity those in the opera seria style lack the popularity of the comedies and fantasies, so Idomeneo, though in no way a rarity, is far less familiar than, for instance, The Marriage of Figaro or ...

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Albert Herring – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Eric Crozier Director: Michael Barker - Caven Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:3.5]   On the face of it the story if Albert Herring is quite mundane. A young village simpleton, Albert Herring, is chosen to be the May King. Apparently the village of Loxford – loosely based on Woodbridge - is a village full of loose women. ...

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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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