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LeedsThe Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Leo McFall; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; Nicholas Watts

Newcastle upon TyneThe Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Leo McFall; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; Nicholas Watts

SalfordThe Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Leo McFall; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; Nicholas Watts

NottinghamThe Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Leo McFall; Alessandro Talevi; Opera North; Madeleine Boyd; Nicholas Watts
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It's grim up North: a heartbreaking Katya Kabanova in Leeds

Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson
Tim Albery's production for Opera North is well sung and superbly acted, involving us deeply in Janáček's tragic family drama.
****1
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More croce than delizia in Kramer’s new Traviata

Claudia Boyle (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore
Despite the entertainment value and striking imagery, Kramer's production is a surprisingly dull affair, with curiously little chemistry between the lead couple.
**111
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Fresh peaches of temptation

Bradley Smith (Albert) © Robert Workman
A period-perfect Albert Herring from Francis Matthews for Buxton International Festival takes time to settle into its stride, but provides plenty of laughs along the way. 
****1
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Full immersion, total immolation

Mati Turi (Siegfried) © Clive Barda
Crowning this cycle came a truly magnificent performance of Götterdämmerung, centred very much on Richard Farnes and his orchestra.
*****
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Wotan's woes mount in Opera North's Die Walküre

Kelly Cae Hogan (Brünnhilde) and Robert Hayward (Wotan) © Clive Barda
In Anna Russell's wittily deadpan analysis of Wagner's Ring cycle, she describes Wotan as “the head god” – pausing for dramatic effect before adding “and he's a crashing bore too.”
****1
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