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Seeing double: Kasper Holten’s Eugene Onegin returns to Covent Garden

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin **** The Royal Opera, 19th December 2015 The question I’d longed to ask Kasper Holten when his 2013 Royal Opera staging of Eugene Onegin opened was: if you’d had a younger soprano cast as Tatyana, would you … Continue reading

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С днём рождения, Rimsky-Korsakov!

Think Rimsky-Korsakov and your mind is probably drawn to Scheherazade or the equally colourful works written either side of it: Capriccio espagnol and the Russian Easter Festival Overture. Primarily, Rimsky considered himself an opera composer, composing sixteen of them between … Continue reading

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