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Performer: City of London Sinfonia

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LondonRomantic Heroes: Love Is Complicated

Brahms, Schumann, Schumann C.
City of London Sinfonia; Michael Collins

LondonLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Matthew Kofi Waldren; Rodula Gaitanou; Opera Holland Park; Cordelia Chisholm; Lauren Fagan; Matteo Desole; Stephen Gadd

LondonCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Dane Lam; Oliver Platt; Opera Holland Park; Alyson Cummins; Eleanor Dennis; Kitty Whately; Nick Pritchard

LondonIsabeau

Isabeau
Mascagni: Isabeau
Francesco Cilluffo; Martin Lloyd-Evans; Opera Holland Park; takis; Mikhail Svetlov; Anne-Sophie Duprels; George Von Bergen

LondonAriadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Brad Cohen; Antony McDonald; Opera Holland Park; Mardi Byers; Kor-Jan Dusseljee; Jennifer France
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Plumbing the depths of Tavener

Matthew Barley © Nick White
The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
****1
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Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

Anne Sophie Duprels (Zazà), Joel Montero (Milio) © Robert Workman
A convincing outing for Leoncavallo's rarely performed tale of adultery, populated by characters who are flesh and blood and are immediately recognisable today.
****1
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Kát’a Kabanova compellingly staged at OHP

Nicky Spence, Anne Mason, Clare Presland, Julia Sporsén, Laura Woods © Robert Workman
Problems of orchestral balance cloud Olivia Fuchs's straightforward, compelling staging of Janáček’s tirade against the rigidity and hypocrisy of small town society.
***11
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Don Giovanni all at sea

John Savournin (Leporello) and Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Mozart's Don Giovanni is transported by director Oliver Platt to The Queen Mary in the 1930s. It looks handsome enough, but the concept is flawed.
**111
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A swallow among the peacocks

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Magda) and Matteo Lippi (Ruggero) © Robert Workman
A tight production from Martin Lloyd-Evans together with a strong cast and loving treatment from conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren made a strong case for more regular performances of this neglected gem.
****1
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