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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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ETO’s Iphigenie en Tauride – Exeter Norcott, Exeter

Hubert Smith

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck Librettist: Nicolas-François Guillard Conductor: Martin André Director: James Conway Reviewer:Kelyn Luther As part of their Spring 2016 season, English Touring Opera performs Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride, based on Euripedes’ Iphigenia in Tauris. The opera explores the aftermath of the events in Iphigenie en Aulis, which Gluck had written five years previously. The two operas ...

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ETO’s Pia de’ Tolomei – Exeter Norcott

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano Conductor: John Andrews Director: James Conway Reviewer: Bryony Luther   Based on the second part of Dante’s classic poem, The Divine Comedyentitled Purgatoria, ETO continues their spring tour with the first British production of Donizetti’s, Pia de’ Tolomei. Ghino is in love with Pia, the wife of his brother. Pia and Nello were married ...

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