Tag Archives: Le Corsaire

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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Bolshoi reflections: creaky drama and a rising star in London

Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Taming of the Shrew, Le Corsaire We’re over a month into the BBC Proms season, yet I’ve only attended one concert thus far. What gives? Apart from a week away at Verbier Festival and Dorset … Continue reading

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A Corsaire full of brio from English National Ballet

Le Corsaire **** English National Ballet, The Coliseum, 13th January 2016 For oriental opulence crossed with swashbuckling bravado, English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is a welcome antidote to winter gloom. Never mind that the plot – nominally based on Byron’s … Continue reading

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