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WNO: Pelléas and Mélisande – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Claude Debussy Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Denis Lennon Welsh National Opera’s production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande emanates a stench of death around the Donald Gordon Theatre at the Wales Millennium Centre. The aesthetic is almost medieval in its style from the enormous skeleton that encapsulates the set (Johan Engels), to the black and silver ...

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WNO: The Magic Flute – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Dominic Cooke Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Kris Hallett Dominic Cooke’sThe Magic Flutefor Welsh National Opera is already ten years old but, judging on its reception, will stay in the repertoire for years to come. Mozart’s 1791 piece is the definition of a populist hit; a masterwork by opera’s most popular composer; a meshing of styles ...

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Dominic Cooke Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Marina Spark Every opera should begin with a man being pursued by a giant shrimp. This opening sets the scene very well for one of Mozart's more bizarre operas, The Magic Flute. The opera is full of magic, misunderstanding and metaphor. The hero, Tamino, is chased by this monstrous ...

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WNO The Magic Flute – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder Director: Dominic Cooke Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Maggie Constable Mozart's famous Deutsch opera from Welsh National Opera, The Magic Flute, reveals itself surreally to us in Milton Keynes this week and tells a wonderfully enchanting and fantastic (in all senses of that word) tale which includes a rescuing prince, ...

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder English Translation: Jeremy Sams Director: Dominic Cooke Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor:Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Jacqui Onions If you are new to opera then The Magic Flute is a great place to start. A light-hearted opera but with plenty of plot points to keep the watcher entertained. This production, by Welsh National Opera, is ...

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Don Giovanni – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte Director: Sir Thomas Allen Conductor: Speranza Scappucci Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating 3.5] There’s a disappointing lack of intention about Scottish Opera’s new joint production with Boston Lyric Opera of Mozart’s complex Don Giovanni. There’s a general clunkiness and discontinuity, which is not wholly redeemed by some sterling vocal performances and sonorousombramusic. Don ...

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