Tag Archives: Lionel Lhote

Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict *** Glyndebourne, 23rd July 2016 It’s a delicious irony that Shakespeare is celebrated at this most English of opera festivals by a Frenchman directing a French comedy. Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows in August, but first … 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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