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Le nozze di Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] Michael Grandage’s 2012 production of Le nozze di Figaro brings this 1786 classic opera crashing into the 1970’s with great humour. Complete with droopy moustache’s, long hair, kaftans, printed flares and velvet jackets, fans of the 70’s TV show Jason King or those who have ...

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Welsh National Opera: Cosi fan tutte – The Mayflower, Southampton

Composer: Mozart Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte Director: Benjamin Davis Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:5]   Some can see deep philosophical and moral struggles between the characters as they strive to play out the story of “Cosi fan tutte”, however, to others it is a trivial tale of shallow people in whom it is hard to maintain any interest ...

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Don Giovanni – ENO at the Coliseum, London

Music: Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Sheila Cornelius [rating:3.5] This dazzling revival of award-winning director Rufus Norris’s visually stylish 2010 production, seems to inhabit the same barrio of Madrid where Spanish film maestro Pedro Almodóvar hangs out. Walls are whisked across the stage in a flurry that arraigns contemporary urban design and interior spaces are filled ...

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