Monthly Archives: March 2013

Classic production of Madama Butterfly receives a red-blooded performance

Puccini: Madama Butterfly *** Welsh National Opera, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 23rd March 2013 As Lieutenant Pinkerton peruses his new house, a traditional Japanese construction with sliding shoji paper doors, purchased on a 999 year lease – with an option to … Continue reading

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A bit of East End bovver: UC Opera stages I Lombardi

Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata  UC Opera, Bloomsbury Theatre, 18th March 2013 Pole-dancing in early Verdi? Things are clearly looking up in the world of Regietheater! A red telephone box parked stage right in University College Opera’s annual production … Continue reading

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