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Age cannot wither her: Cleopatra reigns in sumptuous Florent Schmitt score

Schmitt: Antoine et Cléopâtre ***** BBCSO/Oramo, Barbican, 4th October 2016 The glut of Shakespeare400 celebrations have seen the usual suspects wheeled out in musical celebration of the Bard – Mendelssohn’s Dream, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Verdi’s Falstaff leading the pack. … Continue reading

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The Wild Man stumbles into Hackney in ETO’s rare Donizetti revival

Donizetti: Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo *** English Touring Opera, Hackney Empire, 12th March 2015 It’s a rare bel canto opera indeed where the central character in the grip of madness isn’t a soprano, but a baritone! Donizetti’s Il … Continue reading

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