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Un ballo in maschera – Opera Holland Park, London

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi Text: Antonio Somma Director: Rachel Hewer Conductor: Sonia Ben-Santamaria Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova This three acts opera by Giuseppe Verdi, first performed in 1859, tells the intense story of a love triangle and the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden in the 18thcentury. The motives of human instinct, desire, friendship, treachery, dignity and revenge are passionately revealed amidst ...

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Manon Lescaut – Opera Holland Park, London

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Director: Karolina Sofulak Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty The witty, flighty, engaging music from the start of Puccini’s years of fame is not enough to bring flat rendering of Manon Lescaut into 3D. The main cast sing well, Elizabeth Llewellyn in the titular role especially, but in a production filled with contradiction and compromise there’s much to be desired. ...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Holland Park Opera, London

Composer: Will Todd Libretto: Maggie Gottlieb Director: Martin Duncan Conductor: Matthew Waldren Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty If we are allowed to indulge in some completely unscientific audience profiling, we may introduce a broad and rather obvious insight into why projects like this are so extremely worthwhile. Looking around, we see the ideal target demographic for the Disney film Frozen. It overlaps ...

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