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Performer: Glyndebourne Festival Opera

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Bright, bold, barking: Les Mamelles de Tirésias at Glyndebourne

With Laurent Pelly directing, a very French evening sees a veritable feat of singing from Stéphanie d'Oustrac in La Voix humaine, followed by riotous surrealism in Les Mamelles de Tirésias.
****1
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Strictly Alcina: Handel as Fellini fantasy cabaret at Glyndebourne

Director Francesco Micheli undersells Handel in this Glyndebourne debut, but there's plenty of froth to keep the audience entertained. 
***11
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Death Becomes Her: Floris Visser's new Bohème at Glyndebourne

An ideal young cast and a thoughtful production bring fresh perspectives to Puccini's tragedy.
*****
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Dancing a merry tune: Le nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne

Michael Grandage's vivid production of Mozart's comic masterpiece is fast becoming a classic and is revived here to a very high standard.
****1
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Rare and intense drama: Smyth's The Wreckers at Glyndebourne

Smyth's rarely performed tale of evil deeds on the Cornish coast provides searing drama marred by poor intelligibility and an overpowering orchestra.
***11
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A semi-staged Tristan und Isolde at Glyndebourne

For social distancing reasons, the Festival dispensed with a full staging of Wagner's epic love story, allowing singers and orchestra to share the stage in an able compromise.
****1
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