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Opera North: Der Rosenkavalier – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Richard Strauss Librettist: Hugo van Hofmammsthal Director: David McVicar Revival Director: Elaine Tyler-Hall Conductor: Aleksander Markovic Reviewer: Richard Hall With a running time of four hours and requiring a large-spirited cast and lavish settings to portray the aristocratic grandeur and opulence of 18th-Century Vienna, Der Rosenkavlier, is arguably one of the most challenging comic operas in the Operatic repertoire. ...

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Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Composer: WolfgangAmadeus Mozart Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Director:David McVicar Revival director: Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Karen Bussell     Second up on the Glyndebourne Tour 2015 is pure Turkish delight - David McVicar’s new production of Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, first shown at this year’s Glyndebourne Festival. Mozart’s first comic opera reflects 18thCenturyEurope’s obsession with all things Ottoman as the ...

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La traviata – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Director: David McVicar Conductor: Simon Phillippo Reviewer: Claire Hayes Welsh National Opera (WNO)’s interpretation of La traviata, Verdi’s story of a consumptive courtesan who sacrifices herself for love, is nothing short of visually spectacular throughout. Presented as part of its Fallen Women season, this revival of WNO’s 2009 production is firmly rooted in the richly textured and ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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La Traviata – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Director: David McVicar Composer: Giuseppi Verdi Conductor: Simon Phillippo Reviewer: Marina Spark The Welsh National Opera are widely known for tackling the great operas with verve and style. Their leading opera this season is La Traviata, which headlines a trio focussing on the theme of Fallen Women. This classic opera begins at the end with our hero, Alfredo, played by ...

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Welsh National Opera’s La Traviata – Milton Keynes Theatre

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Maggie Constable The intriguing concept of Fallen Women and the differing life choices they make is the theme for Welsh National Opera’s Spring season of three operas at Milton Keynes Theatre this week under the auspices of Director David McVicar. With the subjects of human trafficking, exploitation and a world of glamour and ...

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Medea – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto: Thomas Corneille Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4.5] The English National Opera’s production of Charpentier’s Medea has been eagerly awaited and David McVicar’s heavily stylised interpretation played to a packed Coliseum. This mythical Greek tragedy, with its horrific climax so well known in the canon, proving to be a fable that when told by such ...

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