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Manon Lescaut – Opera Holland Park, London

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Director: Karolina Sofulak Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The witty, flighty, engaging music from the start of Puccini’s years of fame is not enough to bring flat rendering of Manon Lescaut into 3D. The main cast sing well, Elizabeth Llewellyn in the titular role especially, but in a production filled with contradiction and compromise there’s much to be desired. ...

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Carmen – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Music: Georges Bizet Libretto: Henri Meilhac &Ludovic Halevy (translated by Christopher Cowell) Book: Prosper Merimee Director: Calixto Bieito Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] Containing some of the most beautiful and instantly recognisable music, Carmen is arguably the most popular opera in the world. Productions and adaptations have been plentiful and varied with the action taking place everywhere from Post-war USA to ...

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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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