Opera

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Classical home listening: Rodelinda, Miloš and more
Lucy Crowe and Iestyn Davies lead the English Concert’s first-rate recording of Handel’s 1725 opera

Fiona Maddocks

15, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pauline Tinsley obituary
Soprano whose commanding presence in Wagner, Verdi and Strauss was better appreciated internationally than in Britain

Barry Millington

14, May, 2021 @7:41 PM

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Richard Stoker obituary
Other lives: Composer, teacher and actor who was a colourful figure in British musical life for the past 60 years

Gill Stoker

14, May, 2021 @5:36 PM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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From Les Dennis to Valkyries – ENO announces reduced new season
After 19 months closed, the opera company under new artistic director Annilese Miskimmon will open with HMS Pinafore in a season that features the first in a new Ring Cycle, and the Handmaid’s Tale

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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This man made opera history. Why did I not know him?
Peter Brathwaite knew Bobby (Don’t Worry Be Happy) McFerrin but not his father Robert, the first Black man to sing at the Met. He celebrates a trailblazer and an inspiration

Peter Brathwaite

12, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera
Current, Rising at the Royal Opera House, London, takes its audience on a dizzying journey through strange realms. Could this be the future?

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Way beyond Hadestown: the windswept rush of folk musicals
Inspired by Anaïs Mitchell’s underworld opera, Maz O’Connor and Finn Anderson are among those putting folk songs and stories into musical theatre

Harry Harris

03, May, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in May
As the UK emerges from lockdown and live performances return, we pick this month’s both live and streamed musical highlights

Andrew Clements

30, Apr, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Christa Ludwig obituary
Celebrated opera singer admired for her incomparable artistry

Barry Millington

26, Apr, 2021 @3:37 PM

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The Seven Deadly Sins/ Mahagonny Songspiel review – wit and style over sleaze
Jette Parker Young Artists successfully meet the challenges of this tough Brecht-Weill double bill head-on

Fiona Maddocks

17, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Seven Deadly Sins/Mahagonny Songspiel review – imaginative and timely double bill
A young team bring Weill and Brecht’s satires bang up to date in this double bill exploring social media, binge eating and the crises of femininity and masculinity

Erica Jeal

12, Apr, 2021 @12:03 PM

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