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SouthamptonMerlinWorld premiere

Olding: Merlin
Drew McOnie; Northern Ballet; Colin Richmond
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McVicar's Traviata is still darkly impressive

Anush Hovhannisyan (Violetta) © Jane Hobson (2017 for Scottish Opera)
Even given a routine revival, McVicar's staging has much to recommend it, returning the opera to its literary roots. 
***11
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Vaughan Williams ‘Unwrapped’ at the Turner Sims

Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
An evening of unfailing interest that flagged up the wonders of both David Owen Norris and Lawrence Power in variable performances of classic scores by Vaughan Williams. 
****1
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Vienna Piano Trio impresses in stamina and sensitivity at Turner Sims

Vienna Piano Trio © Nancy Horowitz
Three works of different character were given strong, largely persuasive readings by this acclaimed Piano Trio, and impressed with their assurance and commitment.
****1
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All that glitters: BRB's opulent Sleeping Beauty

Momoko Hirata (Princess Aurora) and Mathias Dingman (Prince Florimund) © Bill Cooper
Sir Peter Wright's version of The Sleeping Beauty has stood the test of time, though this opening night of the tour in Southampton didn't always convince that the work has a place of adoration in the company’s heart.
***11
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Enterprising programme from Marc-André Hamelin

Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Playing of fearsome technique with fearless regard to the music's demands made for an impressive recital. 
****1
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Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana

Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © Betina Skovbro
The cavernous Mayflower pit eats singers for breakfast and only Natalya Romaniw’s full-blooded Tatyana escaped its jaws unmarked
***11
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