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LyonIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Philippe Pierlot; William Kentridge; Opéra de Lyon; Adrian Kohler; Handspring Puppet Company; Ricercar Consort; Chanteurs du Studio de l'Opéra de Lyon
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Hagoromo: a Tale of Heaven and Humanity

Wendy Whelan is proving that there’s plenty of life for older dancers if there are new works that can make use of their special abilities and lifetime of experience.
***11
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At the World's Edge with London Sinfonietta in Spitalfields

At The World’s Edge  ©  Briony Campbell
It’s all about puppets at the moment, from War Horse to Madama Butterfly – even Studio Ghibli’s complicated cult film Princess Mononoke has had the puppet treatment – and the latest musical project to do the string thing, so to speak, is from the London Sinfonietta.
***11
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Opening night of The Firework-Maker's Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre

Mary Bevan as Lila in The Firework-Maker’s Daughter  ©  Robert Workman
This week the Linbury Studio Theatre attracted an audience of the more minute variety with its dazzling production of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter. Based on Philip Pullman’s novel, the two-act opera transported its listeners into the realms of the Far East with papery costumes, Indonesian shadow puppetry and hand-crafted pyrotechnics.
*****
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