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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hamlet review at Glyndebourne, Lewes – ‘a powerful new score’ by Graham Rogers

Australian composer Brett Dean’s operatic treatment of Hamlet, with a Bard-bowdlerising libretto by Matthew Jocelyn, premiered in Glyndebourne in June. Now it

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Magic Flute review at Soho Theatre, London – ‘an infectious sense of fun’ by Graham Rogers

With its trippy dream-world setting, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is perfect fodder for inventive reimaginings, especially as the racism, masonic mysticism and

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Patience review at Hackney Empire, London – ‘smart and lively’ by Graham Rogers

English Touring Opera’s first foray into the world of Gilbert and Sullivan proves emphatically that it shouldn’t be its last. The main

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Monday, February 27, 2017

La Boheme review at Churchill Theatre, Bromley – ‘high-quality singing’ by Graham Rogers

Ellen Kent has been touring opera throughout the UK and Ireland for 25 years, and shows no sign of diminished passion for

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Il Trovatore review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘visually attractive’ by Graham Rogers

Routinely mentioned in the same breath as Rigoletto and La Traviata, Verdi’s two other seminal operas from the early 1850s, this grisly

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Monday, November 14, 2016

The Magic Flute review at Jacksons Lane Theatre, London – ‘short on drama’ by Graham Rogers

Founded in 1990, Hampstead Garden Opera performs two valuable roles: an opportunity for young singers to participate in staged productions, and to

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Annilese Miskimmon: ‘It’s a male problem that women are underrepresented in opera’ by Graham Rogers

One of the most successful women in opera management, Annilese Miskimmon has held the high-profile post of Danish National Opera’s artistic director

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Way Back Home , Young Vic, London by Graham Rogers

Young Vic, London: English National Opera's first purpose-written children's opera offers London audiences the second chance this year to experience a staging of Oliver Jeffers…

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Glare , Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London by Graham Rogers

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London: When is the perfect girlfriend too perfect? When she seems always, uncannily, on your wavelength? When she repeats the same perfect moves i…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

La Boheme , Coliseum, London by Graham Rogers

Coliseum, London: One of the first so-called verismo operas, there is not usually a 'real-life' feel to La Boheme - something Jonathan Miller's 2009 production attempts to add…

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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Trial , Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden by Graham Rogers

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Following previous collaborations with heavy-weight American composer Philip Glass (most recently In the Penal Colony in 2010), smal…

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anna Nicole , Royal Opera House, Covent Garden by Graham Rogers

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Since its 2011 Royal Opera House world premiere, Mark-Anthony Turnage's operatic treatment of the tragic life-story of Texan Playboy model and TV perso…

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Rinaldo , Glyndebourne, Lewes by Graham Rogers

Glyndebourne, Lewes: Robert Carson's sometimes silly but entertaining take on Handel's musically supreme fantasy opera returns to Glyndebourne for its first revival. Though packed …

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Maria Stuarda , Royal Opera House, Covent Garden by Graham Rogers

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Donizetti's 1835 romantic opera on Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots) is based on a Schiller play which, like Shakespeare histories, has a re…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Don Quichotte , Grange Park Opera, Alresford by Graham Rogers

Grange Park Opera, Alresford: Summer opera festivals, such as Hampshire's Grange Park Opera, often offer more adventurous repertoire than major houses - perhaps because summer audiences…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Don Giovanni , Glyndebourne by Graham Rogers

Glyndebourne: Jonathan Kent's grey-hued but lively 1950s-set production of Mozart's dark comedy on the antics and retribution of the titular womaniser returns for its second Glynde…

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Friday, February 28, 2014

La Boheme, Royal Albert Hall by Graham Rogers

Royal Albert Hall: Raymond Gubbay's big arena production of Puccini's tale of romance, laughter and tragedy among penniless artists celebrates its 10th anniversary with a welcome r…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

La Traviata, King's Head Theatre, London by Graham Rogers

King's Head Theatre, London: Since its founding in 2009, fringe company OperaUpClose has created bold, new, shoestring re-imaginings of opera classics from Puccini to Monteverdi. Until this …

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Wasp Factory, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London by Graham Rogers

Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London: Based on the cult novel by Iain Banks, The Wasp Factory is a new one-act opera composed and directed by Ben Frost, premiered in August at the Brege…

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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Coronation of Poppea, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London by Graham Rogers

Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London: English Touring Opera's autumn triptych of Venetian Baroque operas begins with The Coronation of Poppea, a version of Monteverdi's …

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Dido and Aeneas, Arcola Theatre, London by Graham Rogers

Arcola Theatre, London: Held at Dalston's Arcola Theatre, a converted warehouse in unglamorous but increasingly trendy north-east London, Grimeborn Festival has far outgrown its origina…

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Hansel und Gretel, Wormsley Estate, High Wycombe by Graham Rogers

Wormsley Estate, High Wycombe: Composed by a one-time assistant to Richard Wagner and hailed as a masterpiece by Richard Strauss (who conducted its 1893 premiere), Engelbert Humperdinck'…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Brighton Festival: Captain Blood's Revenge, The Old Market, Hove by Graham Rogers

The Old Market, Hove: Reformed pirate Billy Bone is missing. He left Salty Sue, landlady of the The Blasted Bilge Rat, and their baby daughter Pegatty six months ago to go fishing but hasn&#…

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tosca, Royal Opera House, London by Graham Rogers

Royal Opera House, London: Set amid the violent turbulence of revolutionary Rome in 1800, Jonathan Kent's 2006 production of Puccini's impassioned tragedy, enhanced by Paul Brown&#…

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Carmen, Royal Albert Hall, London by Graham Rogers

Royal Albert Hall, London: Raymond Gubbay gives Bizet's ever-popular operatic tale of fiery but doomed passion the stadium treatment in this Royal Albert Hall venture, first produced in…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

La Boheme, Theatre Royal, Windsor by Graham Rogers

Theatre Royal, Windsor: Founded in 1933 when Belarus was part of the Soviet Union (the country became an independent republic in 1990), the Grand Opera of Belarus still proudly declares its …

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Interviews: Opera’s big beast takes bull by horns by Graham Rogers

Graham Rogers catches up with Sir John Tomlinson and discusses his many performances in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, career longevity and his role as The Minotaur

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Monday, December 3, 2012

The Mikado, The Coliseum, London by Graham Rogers

The Coliseum, London: Jonathan Miller's resolutely non-Japanese flapper-era production of The Mikado is now 25 years old, but feels as fresh and sparkling as ever - and the current Engl…

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Friday, November 16, 2012

La Boheme, Charing Cross, London by Graham Rogers

Charing Cross, London: Nearly three years after its humble beginnings in the Cock Tavern, Kilburn, low-budget company OperaUpClose's pared-down production of La Boheme has graduated - v…

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Friday, October 12, 2012

The Lighthouse, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London by Graham Rogers

Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London: Boxing Day, 1900. A supply ship from Stromness arrives at a remote Outer Hebrides lighthouse to find it deserted - all three keepers vanished, but …

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tosca, King's Head Theatre Pub, London by Graham Rogers

King's Head Theatre Pub, London: Three years after its Olivier award-winning production of La boheme, shoestring company OperaUpClose returns to Puccini for a make-over of Tosca. Director Ad…

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