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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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La Traviata – The Lowry, Salford

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò Reviewer: Donna Kelly Opera North’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata may have been 15 years in the making but it’s certainly worth the wait. Fiercely passionate, profoundly moving and devastatingly tragic, La Traviata is widely considered the most popular opera of all time and is arguably Giuseppe Verdi’s best work. It ...

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Welsh National Opera: Maria Stuarda – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari Director: Rudolf Frey Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3] The Welsh National Opera claim that “heads will roll” in the publicity for their Tudor’s season, and they just might following this production of Maria Stuarda. Moving on from Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, also part of this Tudor’s season, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, Elizabeth ...

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Welsh National Opera: Anna Bolena – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Felice Romani Director: Alessandro Televi Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3.5] A first for the Welsh National Opera, Anna Bolena follows the events leading up to the end of Anne Boleyn’s life. Beginning at the point of the birth of her daughter, Elizabeth, Henry VIII has lost interest in his wife and turned his attentions to lady in ...

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Opera North : Don Giovanni – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo de Ponte Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Anthony Kraus Reviewer: Sally Cinnamon [Rating:3.5] When Don Giovanni premiered over 200 years ago in the Bohemian city of Prague, it was a smash hit. The Czechs were a bawdy lot, unlike in Mozart’s adopted city, Vienna, where his recent opera The Marriage of Figaro was coolly received ...

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