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The Magic Flute – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Director: Sir Thomas Allen Designer: Simon Higlett Lighting: Mark Jonathan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Set in a steampunk landscape inspired by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne: a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a damsel in distress, high priests, a comedy side-kick, magical instruments, a serpent and some sorcerers ...

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The Rite of Spring/ Gianni Schicchi – Leeds Grand

The Rite of Spring Music: Igor Stravinsky Choreographer: Jeanguy Saintus Gianni Schicchi Music: Giacomo Puccini Director: Christopher Alden Conductor: Garry Walker Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This production marks the first-ever collaboration between Opera North and Phoenix Dance Company.  Garry Walker conducts both Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in the company of Opera North’s orchestra.  In another first, The ...

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Opera North: L’elisir d’amore – The Lowry, Salford

Opera North cast of L’elisir d’amore

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Book: Felice Romani based on Le Philtre by Eugène Scribe Director: Daniel Slater Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent   Originally performed in 2000 this revival of L’elisir d’amore is brimming with joy, wit and charisma. Written in 1832, Director Daniel Slater has brought this production into the 20thCentury and has set it in 1950s Italy, which ...

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The Marriage of Figaro – The Grand, Leeds

Music:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Jo Davies Conductor: Alexander Shelley Reviewer: David Gann It is set and match to the ladies. Susanna and her lady, the Countess, triumphantly expose jealousies and, in the case of the Count, outrageous sexual manipulation on behalf of the men. Perhaps it is fitting that the female director, Jo Davies, also wins the day. This is ...

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The Magic Flute – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Sir Thomas Allen Reviewer: Jonathan Goat [Rating:5] Mozart’s last opera, The Magic Flute, is by far his most bewildering and difficult work; one that offers huge interpretative challenges to any who approach it. It’s a conundrum-straddling masonic mystery and populist fairytale in an uneasy and unsatisfying way, and succeeds by being drawn together and made ...

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