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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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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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Classic FM: Classic Romance – Huddersfield Town Hall

Poster Image of Classic FM at Huddersfield Town Hall

Conductor/Violin: Tobias Ringborg Presenter: Anne-Marie Minhall Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Orchestra of Opera North’s Sunday afternoon concert to celebrate Valentine’s Day was conducted, appropriately enough, by Tobias Ringborg who is about to conduct The Elixir of Love with the company. The programme consisted of ten relatively short piecesbut was much more than just a series of romantic melodies. The narration ...

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Il trovatore – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Salvadore Cammarano based on the play El trovador by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez Conductor: Tobias Ringborg Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The great Caruso famously stated: “all it takes for a successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world”, and it must be acknowledged that it is a brave company indeed ...

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NEWS: Jealousy and Revenge Explode onto the Stage at Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera will perform Verdi’s full-blooded and monumentalIl trovatorein a fiery production set to match the grandeur and drama of the music. Conjuring up the spirit of the Dark Ages, a world rife with superstition and ignorance, this turbulent tale follows an atrocious chain of events set in motion by an accusation of witchcraft. The stark, brooding lines of the ...

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Opera North: Macbeth – The Lowry, Salford

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave ( after Shakespeare) Music: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave Director: Tim Albery Conductor:Tobias Ringborg Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace Premiering in 1847, Verdi’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s murderous tale of greed is one of those operas that, while treated respectfully by most major opera companies, crops up much less often than Verdi’s more popular and arguably superior operas ...

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