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ETO: La Calisto – Exeter Northcott

Director and Conductor: Timothy Nelson Writer: Giovanni Faustini Translators: Anne Ridler and Timothy Nelson Music: Francesco Cavalli Reviewer: Gareth Roberts English Touring Opera’s production of La Calisto is a profoundly serviceable production with patches of intermittent brilliance. The Renaissance Opera tells the story of the nymph Calisto, whom the god Giove falls in love with, his seduction of her by ...

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English Touring Opera: La Calisto – Harrogate Theatre

Image by Jane Hobson

Composer: Francesco Cavalli Conductor/Director: Timothy Nelson Designer: Takis Reviewer: Ron Simpson At the start of English Touring Opera’s extensive UK tour, and in sharp contrast to the production of Ulysses’ Homecoming (a much more austere opera, be it said), Timothy Nelson’s imaginative take on Cavalli’s La Calisto got short shrift from the reviewers who unanimously took against its Carry On ...

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Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Glynebourne's Don Pasquale - Jose Fardilha and Company

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti Director: Mariame Clément Conductor: Gareth Hancock Reviewer: Karen Bussell The Glyndebourne Tour 2015 opens with a revival of Mariame Clément’s opulent but harsh Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Clément’s take verges on the slapstick but the opera buffa has an underlying viciousness to the meting out of rough justice to the elderly buffoon Don Pasquale. Making his Glyndebourne debut, ...

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