Tag Archives: Rachael Lloyd

Return to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor **** Royal Opera, 11th May 2016 Double casts are a mixed blessing. When they play side by side, there’s a temptation to indulge in ‘fantasy casting’, mixing and matching your ideal team from those available. But … Continue reading

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Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

Shakespeare400 Gala: LPO/Jurowski *** Royal Festival Hall, 23rd April 2016 “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” There was certainly plenty of Shakespeare-inspired music on the bill for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s celebration … Continue reading

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Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor *** The Royal Opera, 7th April 2016 The warning signs were there. Patrons had received the email warning of graphic scenes of sex and violence. Katie Mitchell herself said at a Friends’ Insight evening that “I … Continue reading

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Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

Sullivan: The Mikado *** ENO, 21st November 2015 “I am an acquired taste – only the educated palate can appreciate me,” Katisha explains to Ko-Ko towards the end of The Mikado, just after the Lord High Executioner has declared his … Continue reading

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