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WNO: Pelléas and Mélisande – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Claude Debussy Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Denis Lennon Welsh National Opera’s production of Claude Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande emanates a stench of death around the Donald Gordon Theatre at the Wales Millennium Centre. The aesthetic is almost medieval in its style from the enormous skeleton that encapsulates the set (Johan Engels), to the black and silver ...

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Dominic Cooke Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Marina Spark Every opera should begin with a man being pursued by a giant shrimp. This opening sets the scene very well for one of Mozart's more bizarre operas, The Magic Flute. The opera is full of magic, misunderstanding and metaphor. The hero, Tamino, is chased by this monstrous ...

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WNO The Magic Flute – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder Director: Dominic Cooke Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Maggie Constable Mozart's famous Deutsch opera from Welsh National Opera, The Magic Flute, reveals itself surreally to us in Milton Keynes this week and tells a wonderfully enchanting and fantastic (in all senses of that word) tale which includes a rescuing prince, ...

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The Flying Dutchman – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer and Librettist: Richard Wagner Conductor: Francesco Corti Director: Harry Fehr Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4.5] It is a truth universally acknowledged that Richard Wagner was a not a very pleasant man, in fact a rather unpleasant man indeed, a man with an ideology almost whole-heartedly abhorrent to a modern audience, an ideology that encompassed: anti-Semitism, racism and rampant misogyny. The ...

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