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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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WNO: The Marriage of Figaro – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Figaro - David Stout and Susanna - Anna Devin

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist:Lorenzo Da Ponte English translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: Tobias Richter 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 which the scoundrel gets a divorce. So second up is Mozart’s ...

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WNO: Barber of Seville – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Composer: Gioachino Rossini Librettist:Cesare Sterbini English Translation: Jeremy Sams Conductor: James Southall Director: Sam Brown 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 which the scoundrel gets a divorce. Opening with Sam Brown’s take on Rossini’s The ...

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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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The Barber of Seville – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Gioacchino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini Director: Sam Brown Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   What would Rossini have made of Welsh National Opera’s new production of The Barber of Seville? This ever-popular opera is not one to be taken too seriously for its storyline: Figaro the barber sees himself as a matchmaker and the chance to make a quick buck or ...

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