Royal Opera House

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The week in clasical: Macbeth; Brentano String Quartet – review
Anna Pirozzi, Simon Keenlyside and numerous witches jostle for power at Covent Garden. Plus, illuminating accounts of Beethoven and Mendelssohn’s final works

Stephen Pritchard

21, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Choreographer killed himself after sexual misconduct claims, inquest hears
Liam Scarlett, 35, was suspended from Royal Ballet in 2019 over allegations and died in April 2021

Matthew Weaver and agency

11, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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The week in classical: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta; La traviata – review
The singular violin-cello duo turn music into exhilarating conversation. And the father of all Germonts dazzles at Covent Garden

Fiona Maddocks

30, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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La Traviata review – Oropesa and Avetisyan are exceptional in impassioned Verdi
This revival of Richard Eyre’s handsome staging features two exceptional leads in Lisette Oropesa and Liparit Avetisyan, amply supported by conductor Antonello Manacorda

Tim Ashley

28, Oct, 2021 @12:37 PM

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The week in classical: Jenůfa; West Wycombe chamber music festival; The Midsummer Marriage
Janáček’s rapturous masterpiece and a top cast withstand the Royal Opera’s rigid new production

Fiona Maddocks

02, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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ROH: Jenůfa review – Mattila is formidable in new Janaček staging
Claus Guth’s symbolism-heavy production is at its best when simplest. Asmik Grigorian and Karita Mattila are a strong pairing and conductor Henrik Nánási has the measure of the score

Tim Ashley

29, Sep, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Norman Bailey obituary
Bass-baritone who excelled as Wagner’s Wotan, Hans Sachs and Flying Dutchman, and in big Verdi roles

Barry Millington

22, Sep, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Rigoletto; London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle – review
One grisly moment aside, Oliver Mears’s ROH debut production delivers a remarkably straightforward evening of sweeping Verdi

Stephen Pritchard

18, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Royal opera House Rigoletto review – Oropesa is a matchless Gilda; this is one of the truly great performances
Oliver Mears’s striking staging posits a Mantua united by misogyny and violence and boasts a terrific cast, with Lisette Oropesa truly outstanding

Tim Ashley

14, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Maestro, cue the camel: Graham Vick’s greatest opera productions
The opera director, who has died aged 67, had a vision of making the art form accessible to all. From Falstaff in a leisure centre to Stockhausen with real helicopters, here are his most ambitious, innovative stagings

Andrew Clements

19, Jul, 2021 @12:07 PM

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The week in classical: Héloïse Werner, Kit Downes, Colin Alexander; East Neuk festival; Don Giovanni
Héloïse Werner leads a quicksilver recital, East Neuk goes virtual, and the Royal Opera’s Don rings a bell…

Fiona Maddocks

10, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Star soprano Danielle de Niese sang through pain of miscarriage
De Niese reveals she was in hospital hours before acclaimed performance in La Bohème at Royal Opera House

Genevieve Roberts

02, Jul, 2021 @12:48 PM

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