Tag Archives: Benjamin Hulett

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ***** Glyndebourne, 11th August 2016 “Out of this wood do not desire to go!” Tytania orders Bottom. Glyndebourne’s revival of Peter Hall’s classic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is eerily enchanting, weaving its spell right … Continue reading

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Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana/ Leoncavallo: Pagliacci **** The Royal Opera, 3rd December 2015 Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci have been locked together in a fatal embrace since 1893 when they were first paired as a double bill. Dalliances with other partners followed … Continue reading

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Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

Handel: Saul **** Glyndebourne on Tour, 27th October 2015 I admit to having been one of the doubters. When the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival programme was announced, my eyebrows drifted heavenward at the inclusion of Handel’s Saul. Why stage an oratorio when … Continue reading

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