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Lady of the Lake: Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake glides back to London

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake *** The Australian Ballet, Coliseum, 14th July 2016 “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” Princess Diana’s wry words resonate in Graeme Murphy’s reworking of Swan Lake for The Australian Ballet, premiered in 2002 seven … Continue reading

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Flawed casting in Minghella’s widescreen Butterfly at ENO

Puccini: Madama Butterfly *** English National Opera, 16th May 2016 Anthony Minghella’s 2005 staging of Madam Butterfly remains a hit with ENO’s audience. A combination of Japanese lacquer and Hollywood gloss make for a stylish production, opulently costumed by Han … Continue reading

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