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“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

Berlioz: Les Troyens ***** Salle Erasmé, Strasbourg, 17th April 2017 Performances of Berlioz’s epic opera in two parts, Les Troyens, are rare events. Substantially shorter than Wagner’s Ring, it is nonetheless staged far less frequently. Although there was no production … Continue reading

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Humour and humanity: McVicar’s Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg **** Glyndebourne Festival, 21st May 2016 Eurovision last weekend, Nuremberg’s Got Talent this evening – it’s evidently song contest season. And what finer work to launch Glyndebourne Festival’s season, under the watchful eye of new General … Continue reading

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Spanish sex and Gallic charm: a perfect Ravel double bill at Glyndebourne

Ravel: L’heure espagnole/ L’Enfant et les sortilèges ***** Glyndebourne, 8th August 2015 Sultry Spanish rhythms and bawdy humour are counterbalanced by Gallic charm in the return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera of Laurent Pelly’s productions of L’heure espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges. Composed … Continue reading

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