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La Wally, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>Prom 22, Royal Albert Hall, London<br/>Prom 23, Royal Albert Hall, London<br/>Prom 29, Royal Albert, London
Sunday 07 August 2011
Rigoletto, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>The Rite of Spring, Peckham multi-storey car park, London<br/>Albert Herring, Shadwell Opera, London<br/>BBC Proms 14 & 15, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sunday 31 July 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
The aria - "Ebben? Ne andrò lontano" - famously adorning the films Diva and A Single Man is almost as ubiquitous as the eponymous heroine's name - which features in the Guinness Book of Records as being mentioned more times in Catalani's rarely performed opera than in any other.
Saturday 30 July 2011
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London<br/>Manchester International Festival, Bridgewater Hall / Chetham's, Manchester
Sunday 24 July 2011
Eugene Onegin, Blackheath Halls, London<br/>La Rondine, Holland Park, London<br/>The Turn of the Screw, King’s Head Theatre, London
Sunday 17 July 2011
Monday 11 July 2011
Things never go to plan in open-air opera.
Cendrillon, Royal Opera House, London<br/>Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>Rinaldo, Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Sunday 10 July 2011
A picture-perfect production of Massenet's take on the enduring fairy tale brings the Royal Opera House season to a triumphant end
La verità in cimento, Garsington Opera, Oxfordshire<br/>Le Cercle de l'Harmonie / Les Eléments, Barbican, London<br/>A Salute to Percy Grainger, City of London Festival, London
Sunday 03 July 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Monday 20 June 2011
It's all a little unlikely: Protestants and Jews in rural Alsace, Yiddish melodies given a distinctly Italianate spin, the longest and most infuriating foreplay in opera, and not one single death.
L'amico Fritz, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>Rigoletto, Grange Park Opera, Hampshire<br/>Christophe Rousset / Tabea Zimmermann, Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk
Sunday 19 June 2011
Simon Boccanegra, Coliseum, London<br/>Tristan und Isolde, Grange Park Opera, Hampshire<br/>Don Pasquale, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>Il Turco in Italia, Garsington Opera, Buckinghamshire
Sunday 12 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
It’s all a little unlikely: Protestants and Jews in rural Alsace, Yiddish melodies given a distinctly Italianate spin, the longest and most infuriating foreplay in opera, and not one single death.
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