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“The discomfort is actually the point”: Kate Lindsey on Così fan tutte in Aix… and playing boys

Interview: Kate Lindsey For mezzo-sopranos, playing boys comes with the job. Kate Lindsey’s last three roles in London have been Cherubino (the randy pageboy in Le nozze di Figaro), Lazuli (in Chabrier’s L’Étoile) and as Nicklausse, Hoffmann’s sidekick. It’s during … Continue reading

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Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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A cruel lesson: Christophe Honoré’s Così fan tutte from Aix

Mozart: Così fan tutte  Is Così fan tutte an opera that’s ever suitable for children? Mozart and Da Ponte serve up the most cynical lesson in love. Perhaps that’s why it appeals to me. Don Alfonso sets out to prove … Continue reading

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Wedding chaos, deception and duplicity in Garsington’s Così fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte **** Garsington Opera, 5th June 2015 Weddings bring out the cynic in me. They also bring out the cynic in Don Alfonso and it’s at a wedding breakfast that John Fulljames sets his production of Così fan tutte, … Continue reading

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New wine in old vodka bottles? Così fan tutte from Perm

Mozart: Così fan tutte (Sony) This is the second issue in the Mozart/ Da Ponte opera cycle from Perm, home to Europe’s easternmost opera house, and once again, Sony gives it the red carpet treatment.  A hardback case, with glossy cobalt jacket, … Continue reading

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