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Don Giovanni – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Alessandro Talevi Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Completing the bill of the Fatal Passions season this winter is Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  It is one of Mozart’s most popular operas, and the audience has the opportunity to re-evaluate the title character, Don Giovanni. He is particularly relevent today, especially with what has come to light recently via ...

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Christmas Classics – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Adrian Lucas Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and its sister venue, the Town Hall, have a full catalogue of ways to celebrate and enjoy Christmas, with concerts and events to suit all tastes. The Christmas Classics concert might be aimed at those seeking to take a calmer, more introspective stance, combining carols (some requiring audience participation), sacred choral ...

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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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