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Lover’s Little Helper

Lover’s Little Helper  L’elisir d’amore: opera buffa in two acts; music composed by Gaetano Donizetti; libretto by Felice Romani, based on Le Philtre, by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; conductor Bertrand de Billy; director Laurent Pelly; revival director Daniel Dooner; Royal Opera House, … Continue reading

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Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant “He dies with honour, who cannot live with honour” Madama Butterfly, music composed by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, conducted by Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera, Thursday 30th March 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones … Continue reading

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Dissecting Human Passions

Dissecting Human Passions Written on Skin, Royal Opera House, January 13th 2017, music composed by George Benjamin, text by Martin Crimp, directed by Katie Mitchell, reviewed by Alessandro Zummo Written on Skin comes from a close collaboration between the stage … Continue reading

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Mark my Words

Mark my Words Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, libretto and score by Richard Wagner, Royal Opera House, 13th March 2017, directed by Kasper Holten, orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, reviewed by Leslie Jones This new production of Meistersinger, by departing … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES

ENDNOTES Manon, Jules Massenet; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14 January 2014 As Christopher Anthony Meade has aptly but inelegantly observed, in opera we get the most beautiful music “allied with the greatest drivel ever to escape from the twisted mind of … Continue reading

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