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Tosca – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica (with an English translation by Amanda Holden) Director/Designer: Richard Studer Conductor: Jonathan Lyness Reviewer: Leah Tozer  On its turn of the century debut, Puccini’s opera about death, desire and deception was termed a ‘shabby little shocker’ by the press, but there’s nothing shabby about Opera Project’s co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatres. ...

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Don Giovanni – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte Translator: Amanda Holden Director/Designer: Richard Studer Conductor: Jonathan Lyness Reviewer: Kris Hallet One of the great joys in attending opera is the sheer opulence of it. With its large casts, generous orchestras and a set budget that would keep a Premier League footballer fed for a number of weeks, it is easy ...

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Opera Project: Falstaff – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

“This is my Kingdom,” Falstaff bellows, rubbing his blown up belly. He is quite right; the stage is his kingdom this autumn as Verdi’s final and arguably greatest work,Falstaff,is performed at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in the company’s annual co-production with Opera Project. Verdi’sFalstaffwas recently performed by the Royal Opera to mixed reviews; thus it is even more apt that ...

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Opera First: Madame Butterfly – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Music: GiacomoPuccini Director: Richard Studer Conductor: Jonathan Lyness Reviewer: Claire Hayes Opera Project first performed in the intimate setting of the Factory Theatre in 2003, and proved so popular that the company has been returning every autumn since with a fresh production. This year, they’ve chosen to stage Madame Butterfly, sung in English and with a new orchestration for 13 ...

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Eugene Onegin – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Music &Libretto: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director: Richard Studer Translation: David Lloyd-Jones Reviewer: Barbara Michaels [Rating:4] Doyen of Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin, wrote the verse novel which forms the basis for Tchaikovsky’s lyrical operatic masterpiece Eugene Onegin. A love story running the gamut of emotions, it tells of the ill-fated love between the innocent country girl Tatyana and the worldly Eugene ...

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