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Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci **** Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29th May 2016 Welsh National Opera may have reached the ripe old age of seventy but it’s very much alive and kicking. It celebrates this milestone Janus-like, looking … Continue reading

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Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana/ Leoncavallo: Pagliacci **** The Royal Opera, 3rd December 2015 Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci have been locked together in a fatal embrace since 1893 when they were first paired as a double bill. Dalliances with other partners followed … Continue reading

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Ivory Gothic madness: a visceral Guglielmo Ratcliff in Wexford

Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff ***** Wexford Festival Opera, 22nd October 2015 Craziness is part of the territory with tenors. Opportunities to see Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff come few and far between, mainly because the title role is an absolute killer for any tenor … Continue reading

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