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McBurney paints The Rake’s Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress **** Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix-en-Provence A blank sheet of paper can intimidate or inspire. The fresh page can stifle a writer, trapped in the glare of expectation, or can encourage daring originality, be it words in … Continue reading

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Round Britten: the operas on disc

Last week, I finally got my hands on the new 50 pence piece the Royal Mint issued to commemorate Britten’s centenary, inscribed with lyrics from his ‘Serenade for tenor, horn and strings’. It’s appearance in my sticky paws is nearly … Continue reading

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Stunning Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach

Britten: Peter Grimes ***** Aldeburgh Beach, 19th June 2013 For a nation frequently used to summers which last a mere fortnight (sometimes located in April) we’re awfully keen on staging performances in the great outdoors, be it theatre in Regents … Continue reading

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