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The English Civil War, part 2

The English Civil War, part 2 By Mark Wegierski All the aforementioned religious, dynastic, political, social, economic and ethnic tensions flared into armed conflict in the English Civil War. The term “English” is, however, misleading: although the primary focus of … Continue reading

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Mac the Knife

Mac the Knife Macbeth, an opera in four parts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, 3rd revival of director Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production, designs by Anthony Ward, Royal Opera, 25th March 2018, … Continue reading

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Broken Lion

Broken Lion Otello; dramma lirico in four acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito, after the play by William Shakespeare, conductor Antonio Pappano, director Keith Warner, Royal Opera, 10th July 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones As Roberta Montemorra … Continue reading

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