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The Magic Flute – The King’s Head, London

Man with blue Mahican headress

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adaptation: John Savournin and David Eaton Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Opera companies have long sought ways to attract newcomers, pioneering the concept of live cinema screenings and finding ways to dissolve the boundaries between performers and audience with up-close shows in small venues. Mozart’s The Magic Flute is one of the most accessible with ...

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Carmen – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Carmen (OperaUpClose). Flora McIntosh (Carmen), Anthony Flaum (Jose).

Composer: Georges Bizet Director and Librettist: Robin Norton-Hale Reviewer: Nicole Evans Once horrifying French audiences, Carmen certainly stands as one of the best known and most reproduced operas of all time and also one with the most recognisable compositions, whether you realise their origins or not. Recreating Bizet’s work arguably needs to be undertaken with great care to stay true ...

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