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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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April’s first kiss: Susana Gaspar’s Mimì shines in a frustrating Bohème

Puccini: La bohème ** Grange Park Opera, 14th June 2015 La bohème: a classic of the operatic repertory. Many will recall with fondness a certain production or treasure a particular Rodolfo/ Mimì pairing. The challenge for any company presenting a new … Continue reading

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Frugal simplicity: minimalistic but powerful Carmélites at Grange Park

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites **** Grange Park Opera, 6th July 2013 The last time I was at Tre Scalini, in Rome’s Piazza Navona, it was a brief visit, merely to scoff down some Tartufo and scribble a postcard or two. Francis … Continue reading

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A Ronseal Onegin at Grange Park

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin **** Grange Park Opera, 30th May 2013 Audiences at Grange Park Opera are accustomed to Wafsi Kani bustling onto the stage before a note is delivered to offer up thanks to the numerous sponsors responsible for generously … Continue reading

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Finely honed performances in Grange Park Opera’s Madama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly **** Grange Park Opera, 31st May 2012 Festival Season is upon us once again. Situated in picturesque Hampshire landscape, Grange Park Opera is perhaps the most idyllic of them all. The Doric portico at the Greek temple … Continue reading

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