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The Rape of Lucretia, Glyndebourne Touring Opera (Review)

Rape of lucretia - Glynebourne Touring 2013Lucretia is quite literally pulled from the earth like a living artefact – and to the earth she will return. But when we arrive at the contentious final moments of Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia and the Female Chorus – seeking answers for this chaste woman’s violation and death – asks “Is it all?”, … [Read More]

Posted on 20/10/2013
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Mozart “The Marriage of Figaro”, English National Opera

As the orchestra belatedly tunes up, a blind Don Basilio taps his way to the harpsichord at the side of the stage. His clothes are recognisably 18th century, as is his instrument. But the labyrinthine set beyond (Peter McKintosh) is of no particular time or period, a flimsy abstraction of floated walls and doors, rooms … [Read More]

Posted on 06/10/2011
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