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Idomeneo – Theatre Royal, York

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Text: Giambattista Varesco Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny Director: James Conway Designer: Frankie Bradshaw Reviewer: Ron Simpson Of the operas of Mozart’s maturity those in the opera seria style lack the popularity of the comedies and fantasies, so Idomeneo, though in no way a rarity, is far less familiar than, for instance, The Marriage of Figaro or ...

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English Touring Opera: Idomeneo – Storyhouse, Chester

Book: Giambattista Varesco Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: James Conway Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin English Touring Opera bring us a tale of great love and passion – but not one for the squeamish. Idomemeodeals with the human frailties of betrayal, self-interest and abuse of Royal position. It looks at the aftermath of war, captivity, displacement, exile, perilous ...

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ETO: Xerxes – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Composer: George Frideric Handel Librettist: Adapted from Silvio Stampiglia’s 1694 libretto. English version by Nicholas Hytner. Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny Director: James Conway Reviewer: Kelyn Luther When Handel premiered Xerxes in 1738, it was a commercial failure - as an opera seria,  audiences did not expect comic elements. ETO has taken Nicholas Hytner’s 1985 English translation and successfully reset it in ...

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