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Performer: Lesley Garrett

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Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of the novel

Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
A decent cast was unable to redeem a fundamentally dull opera that lacks the psycholgical complexity and tension of both the original Graham novel and its famous Hitchcock adaptation.
***11
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Pleasure: A refreshing operatic experience

Lesley Garrett (Val) © Robert Workman
So many things are right about Mark Simpson's new opera Pleasure, receiving its London debut at the Lyric Hammersmith.
****1
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Wedding chaos, deception and duplicity at Garsington

Andreea Soare (Fiordiligi) and Kathryn Rudge (Dorabella) © Mark Douet
Weddings bring out the cynic in me. They also bring out the cynic in Don Alfonso and it’s at a wedding breakfast that John Fulljames sets his production of Così fan tutte
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A brilliant pairing by Opera North: La Voix Humaine and Dido and Aeneas in Leeds

Lesley Garrett and Philip Rhodes in La voix humaine  ©  Tristram Kenton
The evening begins with La Voix Humaine: “Elle” is staring at us fixedly for what seems like a minute, smoke from the cigarette in her fingers providing the only movement. She sits in an oblong frame surrounded by light bulbs, indicating a substantial mirror of the sort you might find backstage. The orchestra begins, and the music is edgy.
****1
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