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Opera North: L’elisir d’amore – The Lowry, Salford

Opera North cast of L’elisir d’amore

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Book: Felice Romani based on Le Philtre by Eugène Scribe Director: Daniel Slater Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent   Originally performed in 2000 this revival of L'elisir d'amore is brimming with joy, wit and charisma. Written in 1832, Director Daniel Slater has brought this production into the 20thCentury and has set it in 1950s Italy, which ...

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Opera North: La Boheme – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacoso and Luigi IllicaAnita Director: Phyllida Lloyd Revival Director: Michael Barker-Caven Conductor: Andreas Delfs Reviewer: Jo Beggs Phyllida Lloyd’s La Boheme is squalid. Nobody’s going away tonight with romantic visions of bohemian Paris, the charmed life of the artist, starving but nourished by his own genius. Lloyd pairs this extraordinary opera back to the bare ...

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The Rape of Lucretia - Duncan Rock

2013 marks the 45th annual Glyndebourne Tour, with its continuing aim to bring world-class opera to a wider audience and to create performing opportunities for young artists. In addition to revival productions of Hansel und Gretel and L’elisir d’amore the tour also includes Fiona Shaw’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, an opera that hasn’t been produced ...

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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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The Magic Flute – English National Opera, London Coliseum

Music: Mozart Text: Emanuel Schikaneder Original director: Nicholas Hytner, revival directors James Bonas and Ian Rutherford Reviewer: JohnnyFox [rating:3.5] The warehouse in which English National Opera parks its costumes and sets between performances must be the size of Yorkshire. This production of ‘The Magic Flute’ was first directed and designed a quarter of a century ago - and they’re about ...

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