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Opera North: Don Giovani – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Reviewer: Tate James Don Giovanni, lover and leaver extraordinaire, has arrived out of character at The Lowry in Salford. Mozart’s dark tale sees the famous scoundrel commit murder, provoke adultery and otherwise stir the pot before his inevitable comeuppance. Opera North’s latest incarnation paints the hero (is he actually the ...

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Don Giovanni – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Alessandro Talevi Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Completing the bill of the Fatal Passions season this winter is Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  It is one of Mozart’s most popular operas, and the audience has the opportunity to re-evaluate the title character, Don Giovanni. He is particularly relevent today, especially with what has come to light recently via ...

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The Armed Man – The Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Composer and conductor: Karl Jenkins Reviewer: Catherine Lewis [Rating:4] With remembrance Sunday only a week away, a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a mass for peace, is well placed in the Symphony Hall’s autumn line up. Commissioned by the Royal Armouries to commemorate the millennium, The Armed Man was originally dedicated to the survivors of the Kosovo ...

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Opera North: La clemenza di Tito – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: John Fulljames Conductor: Douglas Boyd Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:3] Opera North’s production of Mozart’s last opera, La clemenza di Tito, is the first in its 35-year history. The Lowry plays host to a hyper modern staging of the opera, with a talented cast who do their best with one of Mozart’s lesser known and lesser ...

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Glyndbourne’s Le Nozze di Figaro – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Beaumarchais Librettist: Da Ponte Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Michael Grandage Revival: Ian Rutherford Reviewer:Maggie Constable [rating:4] Glyndebourne on Tour is a frequent and much-loved visitor to Milton Keynes Theatre and this evening’s version of Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro ) is a new production from the acclaimed director, Michael Grandage. The original story for Figaro ...

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Le nozze di Figaro – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Conductor: Jonathan Cohen Director: Michael Grandage, revived by Ian Rutherford Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:5]   The Glyndebourne Tour, which aims to bring both world-class, affordable opera to the masses, as well as to support young artists, is an institution in itself, but it has never before been to Canterbury. Judging by last ...

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