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Garry Walker; David Pountney; Opera North; Maria Bjornson; Nick Chelton; Elin Pritchard

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Garry Walker; David Pountney; Opera North; Maria Bjornson; Nick Chelton; Elin Pritchard

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Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Garry Walker; David Pountney; Opera North; Maria Bjornson; Nick Chelton; Elin Pritchard
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Taking the Pils: Pountney proves that rare Janáček is no small beer

Janáček’s satirical opera The Excursions of Mr Brouček may not be among his greatest dramatic works, yet it earns its place in the limelight for its musical, visual and dramatic wit at Grange Park Opera.
****1
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Ivan not quite so Terrible at Grange Park Opera

First marketed as Ivan the Terrible by Serge Diaghilev, Rimsky-Korsakov's first opera The Maid of Pskov makes a rare appearance outside of Russia, in leafy Surrey. 
***11
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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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War and Peace: WNO comes to London to parade its wares

It’s a small miracle that the production has been recreated so well in such a short time frame.
****1
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Ballo II, the American cut: an indigestible staging at WNO

Musically, WNO gets it right. Straightforward brilliance is the order of the day, and plenty of it.
***11
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Ferocious intensity: Pountney's new War and Peace at WNO

WNO make a compelling case for Prokofiev's gargantuan War and Peace.
*****
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