Tag Archives: Verdi

Talking Power to Truth

Talking Power to Truth Don Carlo, 1886 version, music composed by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, conducted by Bertrand de Billy, Director Nicholas Hytner, Royal Opera, Friday 12th May 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones This, … 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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La Traviata (encore)

La Traviata (encore) Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last grey hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And … Continue reading

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Ordeal by Fire

Ordeal by Fire  Il Trovatore, music by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Richard Farnes, Director David Bösch, Royal Opera House, 4th December 2016, first revival of David Bösch’s 2015/2016 production, reviewed by Leslie Jones In our review of the 2015/16 production … Continue reading

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Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, Saturday 2nd of July, 2016, reviewed by Leslie Jones Il Trovatore, as Ilana Walder-Biesanz has observed, is a leading candidate for the most … Continue reading

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La Traviata

La Traviata A Moment’s Halt – a momentary taste Of BEING from the Well amid the Waste – And Lo! – the phantom Caravan has reach’d The NOTHING it set out from – Oh, make haste! From the Rubáiyát of … Continue reading

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