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From Auber to Halévy: El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate a pair of French stars in style

Opera Rara: Joyce El-Khoury & Michael Spyres **** Cadogan Hall, 14th July 2017 Opera Rara celebrated Bastille Day with a tribute to two great French singers, Julie Dorus-Gras and Gilbert Duprez. Dorus-Gras was a leading soprano in Paris in the … Continue reading

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Parisian sparkle in the meadow: Le Pré aux clercs charms Wexford

Hérold: Le Pré aux clercs **** Wexford Festival Opera, 23rd October 2015 Rarity and variety are Wexford watchwords. From the ivory designs and rip-snorting passions of Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff we moved on to the vivid colours and effervescent joy of Ferdinand … Continue reading

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Morera and Muntagirov flood La Fille mal gardée with spring sunshine at The Royal Ballet

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée **** The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, 16th April 2015 Considering its French title, Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet La Fille mal gardée is quintessentially English. It is an affectionate depiction of his beloved Suffolk, all maypoles, butter … Continue reading

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