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Welsh National Opera: La Vin Herbé – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Frank Martin English Translation: Hugh Macdonald Director: Polly Graham Conductor: James Southall Reviewer: Kris Hallett Love’s Poisoned Chalice is the theme of Welsh National Opera’s Spring Season and it doesn’t get much more literal than that in Frank Martin’s take on the love affair of Tristan and Iseult in La Vin Herbé. Here the poison is real, a potion ...

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WNO – Le Vin herbé, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Franck Martin Director:  Polly Graham Conductor: James Southall Reviewer: Emily Pearce When asked what about opera can put people off, typical answers can range from, ‘It’s too long!’ to, ‘It’s in a different language that I won’t understand’ and ‘It’s people in funny costumes wailing and dying!’. The third comment being somewhat true no matter what you see aside, ...

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Dim Sum Nights – Contact at Sweet Mandarin Restaurant, Manchester

Writers: Jeremy Tiang, Thanh Le Dang, Victoria Shepherd, Simon Wu, Claire Sumi Directors: Kumiko Mendl, David Tse Ka-shing, Polly Graham Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4] Tonight is about food. Doughy roast pork buns, shiny translucent shrimp dumplings, sweet, soft meat wrapped in sticky rice. Tonight is about packing into one of Manchester’s most out of the way Chinese restaurants, early doors, ...

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