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Articles by Simon Rees

Simon Rees
Simon Rees
Tadaaki Otaka © Masahide Sato

Majesty and beauty in Daphnis et Chloé from Tadaaki Otaka and BBC NOW

By , 11 November 2016
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Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi/ Katharine) and Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/ Petruchio) © Richard Hubert Smith

A wonderful show: Welsh National Opera's Kiss me, Kate

By , 01 October 2016
****1
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Lester Lynch (Shylock) © Johan Persson

All that glitters: Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice staged by Welsh National Opera

By , 17 September 2016
***11
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Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) and Marcus Farnsworth (Lieutenant Jenkins) © Bill Cooper

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 14 May 2016
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David Arnsperger (Sweeney Todd) © Johan Persson

Razor sharp: a bloody Sweeney Todd at Welsh National Opera

By , 09 October 2015
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Lawrence Zazzo, Fflur Wyn, Monika Sawa, Helen Greenaway, Sarah Pope, Nicola Morgan, Daniel Grice © Bill Cooper

Handel's Orlando given a lively update

By , 08 October 2015
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Orchestra Rehearsal: Fellini restaged in Tallinn

By , 17 September 2015
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Fokine double bill performed at the Birgitta Festival

By , 16 September 2015
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© Heiti Kruusmaa

Haydn's The Creation given a high-flying staging in Estonia

By , 14 September 2015
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Rosa Feola (Elvira) © Bill Cooper

Rosa Feola shines in Welsh National Opera's I puritani

By , 12 September 2015
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Jurgita Adamonyte (Mélisande) and Christopher Purves (Golaud) © Clive Barda

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 31 May 2015
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Françoise-Green Piano Duo at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

By , 18 May 2015
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Leaving J.M.Barrie dangling: High-flying Peter Pan at Welsh National Opera

By , 17 May 2015
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Donald Runnicles' Lohengrin transcends the lack of a swan

By , 03 May 2015
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Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper in Berlin commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz

By , 01 May 2015
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A composer portrait of B Tommy Andersson in Cardiff

By , 01 March 2015
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An evening of starvation and gluttony with Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel

By , 23 February 2015
****1
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Lobsters, bowler hats and The Financial Times: The Magic Flute given Magritte makeover by Welsh National Opera

By , 15 February 2015
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A too-delicate touch with the classics from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 06 February 2015
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Alagna and Yoncheva star in a concert Roméo et Juliette

By , 22 December 2014
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