Grange Park Opera

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The week in classical: LSO/Rattle; Gianni Schicchi – review
Exile is the potent theme of a stirring performance of Julian Anderson’s new work. And Grange Park Opera put the glee in Puccini

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko review – a heartfelt if flawed new opera
Former banker Anthony Bolton duly invests and borrows for his opera based on Marina Litvinenko’s account of her husband’s murder

Fiona Maddocks

24, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The week in classical: Falstaff; Hallé; Leipzig BachFest; Dunster festival – review
Trademark high spirits and a genial Falstaff kick off Grange Park Opera’s summer season. Plus online treasures great and small

Fiona Maddocks

19, Jun, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The week in classical: Classical Vauxhall; L'Heure Espagnole – review
Fresh performances of Shostakovich and Beethoven open Classical Vauxhall’s mini-festival, while GPO turns its hand to Ravel’s clock-shop comedy

Fiona Maddocks

27, Mar, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; Così fan tutte; Owen Wingrave; Cinderella and more
Opera North’s gripping Beethoven led a week of inventive filmed opera, from Così the gameshow to Cinders out on location

Fiona Maddocks

19, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Lord Ashburton obituary
Banker who guided Barings through the City big bang and served as a calming chairman of BP

Martin Adeney

09, Oct, 2020 @4:58 PM

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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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Opera about Alexander Litvinenko murder to premiere in UK in July
‘For me is about justice,’ says widow explaining why she is happy to see operatic retelling

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Feb, 2020 @6:42 PM

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The week in classical: The Hunting Gun; Tenebrae; Cendrillon; Don Carlo – review
Everything is in the sinewy detail of Thomas Larcher’s superb 2018 opera

Fiona Maddocks

15, 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: Roméo et Juliette; Cave; The Turn of the Screw review – midsummer loving
Out and about with Gounod and Britten. Plus a new work by Tansy Davies

Fiona Maddocks

01, Jul, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Un Ballo in Maschera review – Verdi goes west in uneven horse opera
The revamped GPO’s version of Verdi’s Americanised opera retains Italianate oomph but lacks subtlety in some quarters

Erica Jeal

11, Jun, 2018 @9:34 AM

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