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Opera North: The Barber of Seville – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Gioachino Rossini Libretto: Cesare Sterbini Writer: Pierre Canon de Beaumarchais English Translation: Robert David MacDonald Director: Giles Havergal Conductor: Stuart Stratford Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace For opera lovers Rossini’s Barber of Seville is one of the greats. An enduring classic that features regularly in every opera company’s programme that offers a hugely entertaining evening and rarely fails to fill the ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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Faust – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: Ran Arthur Braun/ Rob Kearley Music: Charles Gounod Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Conductor: Stuart Stratford Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:3.5] As part of their 2012/2013 season Opera North have revived and re-imagined Charles Gounod’s best known opera Faust. The story follows middle-aged scholar, Faust, who is searching for a meaning to his life and considers ending it all. ...

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