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Round Britten: the operas on disc

Last week, I finally got my hands on the new 50 pence piece the Royal Mint issued to commemorate Britten’s centenary, inscribed with lyrics from his ‘Serenade for tenor, horn and strings’. It’s appearance in my sticky paws is nearly … Continue reading

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Classic production of Madama Butterfly receives a red-blooded performance

Puccini: Madama Butterfly *** Welsh National Opera, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 23rd March 2013 As Lieutenant Pinkerton peruses his new house, a traditional Japanese construction with sliding shoji paper doors, purchased on a 999 year lease – with an option to … Continue reading

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