Garsington Opera

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The week in classical: A Feast in the Time of Plague; Fidelio; Alban Gerhardt and Markus Becker – review
Grange Park Opera serves up a delicious cast for the world premiere of Alex Woolf and David Pountney’s timely new opera

Fiona Maddocks

19, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Fidelio review – Garsington's semi-staging speaks to us directly and movingly
This wonderfully sung Beethoven staging with pared-down orchestra reinforces the story’s message of hope in dark times

Tim Ashley

14, Sep, 2020 @9:31 AM

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Top 10 classical music events of 2019
A great conductor took his leave at the Proms, Britten’s music triumphed on and off stage, and Rattle continued to take the LSO to new heights

Andrew Clements, Erica Jeal, Rian Evans and Tim Ashley

18, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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Why we should send the tabots back to Ethiopia | Richard Brooks
Only Ethiopian priests can read them, for starters. Plus, a bid for more women’s sport on TV and 30 years of Garsington Opera

Richard Brooks

21, Jul, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in classical: The Turn of the Screw; Noye’s Fludde – review
Even in broad daylight, Garsington’s The Turn of the Screw is a brilliantly chilling affair

Fiona Maddocks

06, Jul, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Hansel and Gretel; Fantasio; The Sea, The Sea – review
The fear is palpable in Regent’s Park’s magical, pared down Hansel and Gretel, while an Offenbach rarity has its moment

Fiona Maddocks

22, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Falstaff; The Skating Rink; Pushkin – review
Bryn Terfel is a magnificent Falstaff in a fine revival at Covent Garden. Elsewhere, two opera world premieres

Fiona Maddocks

14, Jul, 2018 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: Die Zauberflöte; Capriccio review – magic by moonlight
Mozart’s forces of darkness and light fight it out alongside voluptuous Strauss on the lawns at Garsington

Fiona Maddocks

10, Jun, 2018 @6:30 AM

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My uncle Siegfried: Sister Jessica Gatty on her life-changing friendship with the great war poet
Siegfried Sassoon’s intense friendship with his niece caused a family fallout and led to her becoming a nun. As new opera Silver Birch explores the writer’s life and beliefs, we meet her in her convent

Joanna Moorhead

25, Jul, 2017 @5:08 PM

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Hamlet and A Beethoven Feast: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Brett Dean’s opera gets its first performance, while the Royal Northern Sinfonia recreates the concert at which four great Beethoven works debuted

Andrew Clements

09, Jun, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Semele review – Handel's celestial opera remade as a Technicolor romcom
Annilese Miskimmon’s beautifully sung but sardonic production lends the saga of the gods some of the vividness and surreality of early 60s Hollywood

Tim Ashley

02, Jun, 2017 @11:08 AM

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