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Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin *** Opéra de Paris, Bastille, 16th May 2017 The operatic merry-go-round is a strange beast. In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Deborah Warner’s production of Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera, the final … Continue reading

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There’s no place like Rome: Pappano and the Santa Cecilians dazzle in Respighi

Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Respighi: Wang; Santa Cecilia/Pappano **** Royal Festival Hall, 11th May 2017 All roads lead to Rome. Last night however, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia brought the Eternal City vividly to London in the form of two of … Continue reading

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Imperial grandeur: a sumptuous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty **** The Royal Ballet, 21st December 2016 Based on Tchaikovsky’s most symphonic ballet score, The Sleeping Beauty is less a fairy tale and more the apex of Russian imperial style. It has a very special place nestled … Continue reading

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London Mozart Players Chamber ensemble: from shimmering moonlight to Florentine sunshine

London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble **** Conway Hall, 19th December 2016 Despite being nestled in London’s Red Lion Square, Conway Hall somehow captures the atmosphere of your old-fashioned village hall: a plain stage, rows of carefully arranged loose chairs, a … Continue reading

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Confusion in the chocolate box: a return for Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker at ENB

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker ** English National Ballet, The Coliseum, 14th December 2016 The Nutcracker was the entry point for many into ballet, either via excitable school trips or through benevolent relations. It’s the perfect length, Tchaikovsky’s chocolate box music is … Continue reading

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