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WNO: Figaro Gets a Divorce- Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Elena Langer Librettist &Director: David Pountney Reviewer:Karen Bussell WNO celebrates Beaumarchais’ money-loving, conniving rogue in its episodic spring tour Figaro Forever where Rossini and Mozart’s classics are joined by the world premiere of Langer’s sequel. In a dark departure from the frothy frivolity of Rossini and Mozart’s comic canters, director and librettist David Pountney and composer Elena Langer have ...

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Figaro Gets a Divorce – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Elena Langer Libretto and Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   A collaboration between the Russian-born composer Elena Langer and Welsh National Opera’s innovative and artistic (not to mention highly articulate) director David Pountney was always going to be exciting. Figaro Gets a Divorce, conceived by Langer in collaboration with Pountney, is a sequel to The Marriage of Figaro ...

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WNO: Peter Pan – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book: J M Barrie Composer: Richard Ayres Libretto: Lavinia Greenlaw Director: Keith Warner Conductor: Erik Nielsen Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Childhood memories of the original, whether as play or pantomime, might receive something of a jolt on seeing this operatic adaptation of J M Barrie’s iconic work. This production, given its UK premiere at the WMC in Cardiff, brings out hitherto ...

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Welsh National Opera: Lulu – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Alan Berg Librettist: Frank Wedekind Director: David Poutney Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:3.5] Lulu, an opera in three acts, is part of the Welsh National Opera’s Free Spirits season. Written by Alan Berg, with Act Three realised by Eberhard Kloke, the story focuses on the untameable force that is Lulu. Saved at an early age from a life of prostitution, ...

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Welsh National Opera: Lulu – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Libretto: Alban Berg Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Chris Williams [Rating:4.5] David Pountney hasn’t been long in the job as Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the WNO but he is already making his mark, not least with directing this production of Alban Berg’s Lulu – an opera that WNO call “total theatre.” Berg’s second, and last opera was left ...

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