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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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Something to crow about: The Golden Cockerel as sharp political satire in Düsseldorf

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel **** Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, 15th April 2016 Think of Boris Yeltsin and one image probably springs to mind. In 1996, campaigning for re-election as Russian president, defying accusations of ill-health, he danced at a … Continue reading

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