Glyndebourne

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Why on earth shouldn’t Angela Rayner go to the opera? | Martin Kettle
Dominic Raab’s attack on the Labour frontbencher’s attendance at Glyndebourne says more about our class-ridden approach to culture than it does about her

Martin Kettle

30, Jun, 2022 @1:32 PM

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The week in classical: La bohème; Madama Butterfly; The Excursions of Mr Brouček – review
Puccini’s story of doomed love is burdened by an oppressive set and a new character, but elsewhere his Japanese tragedy is brilliantly performed. Meanwhile Janáček’s farcical landlord is a hoot

Fiona Maddocks

18, Jun, 2022 @11:30 AM

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La Bohème review – Death stalks Puccini’s lovers at Glyndebourne
Floris Visser’s new production puts a dark spin on this story of doomed lovers – which only heightens the life-affirming vibrancy of the music

Erica Jeal

12, Jun, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Anne Howells obituary
Opera singer with a remarkable theatrical presence once described as ‘the Cleopatra of the lyric stage’

Barry Millington

05, Jun, 2022 @3:52 PM

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The week in classical: The Wreckers; Kirill Gerstein
Ethel Smyth’s long-neglected maelstrom of an opera is worth a plunge; and pianist Kirill Gerstein is on peak form in Liszt

Fiona Maddocks

28, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Wreckers review – Glyndebourne bring Smyth’s rarity to vivid and passionate life
Director Melly Still and conductor Robin Ticciati have done Ethel Smyth’s 1906 opera proud, with dynamic and intense performances from an excellent cast and chorus.

Tim Ashley

22, May, 2022 @12:40 PM

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‘She’s badass’: how brick-throwing suffragette Ethel Smyth composed an opera to shake up Britain
She was bisexual, served a prison sentence, and was so outraged by cuts to her opera The Wreckers that she stormed the orchestra pit. Finally, this summer, it will be heard as its extraordinary composer intended

Imogen Tilden

19, May, 2022 @3:06 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review
The introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin

Fiona Maddocks

16, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Fidelio review – musically excellent but panopticon staging is overloaded
Frederic Wake-Walker’s production for Glyndebourne on Tour adds video and even a new character to Beethoven’s opera

Tim Ashley

12, Oct, 2021 @2:38 PM

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My Tristan und Isolde follows every move in Lehnhoff’s staging | Letter
Letters: Daniel Dooner on his semi-staging of the Wagner opera at Glydebourne closely following Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s production

Letters

20, Aug, 2021 @12:39 PM

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Glyndebourne Tristan und Isolde review – Ticciati impresses in pared back Wagner
Fine conducting by Robin Ticciati and superb playing by the London Philharmonic Orchestra lift this semi-staged Wagner

Martin Kettle

16, Aug, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Luisa Miller review – Verdi’s dark tragedy gains focus and ferocity in stark staging
Mané Galoyan is a revelation as Luisa, a radiant presence in Christof Loy’s production with a slimmed down but still striking London Philharmonic Orchestra

Flora Willson

02, Aug, 2021 @10:04 AM

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