Tag Archives: Kathleen Wilkinson

John Copley directs a peach of an Albert Herring for Grange Festival

Britten: Albert Herring **** Grange Festival, 25th June 2017 With a combined age of 161 years, John Copley and Steuart Bedford certainly bring ample experience to Grange Festival’s new production of Britten’s Albert Herring. As a youngster, Copley played the apprentice in Peter Grimes, while his … 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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Kasper Holten’s fresh perspective on Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin **** Royal Opera, 4th February 2013 The Royal Opera House is devoted solely to Tchaikovsky at present, with thirteen consecutive performances of Onegin playing on the Covent Garden stage. In a neat flourish of double programming, Tchaikovsky’s … Continue reading

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