Performer: David Webb

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LondonAidaNew Production

Verdi: Aida
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Phelim McDermott; English National Opera; Christian Baldini; Tom Pye; Kevin Pollard; Michelle DeYoung

CheltenhamHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Regency Sinfonia; Cheltenham Bach Choir; Hannah Davey; Benjamin Williamson; David Webb

LondonA Midsummer Night's Dream

Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alexander Soddy; Robert Carsen; English National Opera; Michael Levine; Christopher Ainslie; Soraya Mafi; David Webb
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Billowing silk, blue hair: an evocative ENO Aida

McDermott envisages Aida as a sister production to his team's mesmeric Akhnaten. But would the hypnotic juggling and glacial choreography work for Giuseppe Verdi's Nile epic?
****1
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Petticoated pirate romp at ENO

There’s nothing new or inventive about Leigh’s revived production, which in itself is not a crime, but neither is there an abundance of energy; it's all a bit nice
***11
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Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde

English National Opera's new Tristan is at its best when responding to Anish Kapoor's stunning stage sculptures.
****1
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A New Rodelinda at the London Handel Festival

This week, the annual London Handel Festival, now in its 34th year, opened with a new production of his opera Rodelinda.

Orpheus in the Underworld - the antidote to highbrow opera

If anyone tells you that all opera is highbrow, Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld provides you with a perfect example of the opposite. It's coarse, raunchy, fast, fun, and continually pokes fun at the conventions of grand opera.
****1
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