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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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CardiffSinfonia of London

Walton, Ravel, Gershwin, Debussy
Sinfonia of London; John Wilson; Martin James Bartlett

CardiffThe Sixteen

de Lassus, Traditional, Fricker, McCarthy, Jackson, Rutter, Palestrina, Hayward, Byrd, Sheppard, Cooke, Britten, Tarney, Cornelius
The Sixteen

CardiffMessiah

Handel: Messiah
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera; James Southall; Harriet Eyley; Jess Dandy; Thando Mjandana; James Platt

CardiffCoppélia

Delibes: Coppélia
Varna International Ballet; Peter Tuleshkov; Varna International Orchestra

CardiffThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Varna International Ballet; Peter Tuleshkov; Varna International Orchestra

CardiffSwan Lake

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Varna International Ballet; Peter Tuleshkov; Varna International Orchestra
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Beware of what you wish for: The Makropulos Affair at WNO

Olivia Fuchs gives a powerful staging of Janáček's morality tale of the perils of eternal youth, with an excellent cast, but there are reservations about the title role.
****1
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WNO’s belated 75th birthday party gets off to a triumphant start

WNO finally emerges from the pandemic with a performance of The Barber of Seville full of emotion and elation.
*****
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WNO’s Figaro revival crackles with humour and exudes joie de vivre

A solid Figaro in Cardiff, in which individual performances are a joy, and humour abounds. 
****1
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WNO tackles Vêpres but the vocal fireworks fail to ignite

David Pountney completes his “Verdi trilogy” for the company but although his staging has fluidity, it lacks an explosive ending... and the vocal performances disappoint. 
***11
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Carmen in Cardiff: WNO's powerful new production is a triumph

Virginie Verrez acted not with fire and ice but with gallic insouciance.
****1
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Joyce El-Khoury shines as Donizetti's Tudor queen

It is a thing of wonder that Roberto Devereux is one of Donizetti’s lesser known works. Whether on account of its challenging soprano part, or its fussy Tudor setting, it is rarely performed, but contains some of the composer’s most beautiful – and indeed memorable – arias and duets.
****1
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