Tag Archives: ENO

Slave Morality

Slave Morality Aida, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, directed by Phelim McDermott, ENO, 28th September 2017, in collaboration with the theatre company Improbable, reviewed by LESLIE JONES Interviewed by the … Continue reading

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Rigoletto, reloaded

Rigoletto, reloaded Rigoletto, opera by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo, director Jonathan Miller, revival director Elaine Taylor-Hall, conductor Sir Richard Armstrong, ENO, 2nd February 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones Guiseppe Verdi was unquestionably … Continue reading

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Jenůfa

  Jenůfa Jenůfa, Janáček, Director David Alden, conductor Mark Wigglesworth, London Coliseum, June 23rd 2016, reviewed by Leslie Jones The revolution heralded by the recent appointment of Daniel Kramer as ENO’s Artistic Director is yet to carry all before it, judging … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner, English National Opera, London Coliseum, 9th June 2016. Director Daniel Kramer, English National Opera, Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. Reviewed by Tony Cooper Daniel Kramer, the dynamic and controversial American-born director (recently … Continue reading

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Behold the Sun

Behold the Sun “Opened are the double doors of the Horizon, unlocked are its bolts. Clouds darken the sky. The stars rain down. The constellations stagger”. Refrain in Act 1, prelude of Akhnaten, quoting from The Egyptian Book of the Dead Akhnaten, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES – Machinations in Mantua

ENDNOTES – Machinations in Mantua Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi, ENO, 15th February 2014, evening performance: directed by Christopher Alden, orchestra conducted by Graeme Jenkins Leslie Jones imbibes an intoxicating concoction at English National Opera Verdi and his librettist Francesco Maria Piave … Continue reading

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