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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Last Hotel – O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Enda Walsh Director: Enda Walsh Composer: Donnacha Dennehy Conductor: Alan Pierson Reviewer: Liam Harrison The Last Hotel, composed by Donnacha Dennehy and directed by Enda Walsh, is a modern opera which performs a tragedy of banality. Lyrics of the mundane everyday world, about “the coupons to gain access to the internet”, are contrasted with soaring, poetic explorations into beauty, ...

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Sunken Garden – Barbican, London

Writer: Composed by Michel van der Aa, libretto by David Mitchell Director: Michel van der Aa Reviewer: Lizzie Kirkwood [rating:3] Sunken Garden, an English National Opera production at The Barbican, is a 3D mystery occult film opera. It’s not a surprise to discover that it’s a first for the ENO, and for the world. A collaboration between composer Michel van ...

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Medea – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Libretto: Thomas Corneille Director: David McVicar Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [rating:4.5] The English National Opera’s production of Charpentier’s Medea has been eagerly awaited and David McVicar’s heavily stylised interpretation played to a packed Coliseum. This mythical Greek tragedy, with its horrific climax so well known in the canon, proving to be a fable that when told by such ...

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Carousel – Barbican Theatre, London

Music: Richard Rodgers Book And Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Jo Davies Choreographer: Kay Shepherd and Kim Brandstrup Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:5] Purists may sniff at an opera company turning its hand to the work of Rodgers &Hammerstein but, in Opera North’s sublime revival of Carousel, it is the audience who end up sniffing away tears. Of all the Rodgers ...

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