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Performer: Idunnu Münch

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LondonOrpheus in the UnderworldNew production

Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)
Sian Edwards; Emma Rice; English National Opera; Valentina Peleggi; Lizzie Clachan; Lez Brotherston; Ed Lyon

LondonRusalkaNew production

Dvořák: Rusalka
Antony Hermus; Tatjana Gürbaca; English National Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Barbara Drosihn; Corinne Winters; David Butt Philip
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Prom 35: Martyn Brabbins celebrates 60th birthday in style

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A fascinating new companion piece to Elgar's Enigma Variations, from 14 contemporary composers, in celebration of Martyn Brabbins' 60th birthday, performed with enthusiasm by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Handel in the British Raj: Harry Kupfer returns to Komische Oper

Ruzan Mantashyan (Mahamaya) and Eric Jurenas (Sir Alexander) © Monika Rittershaus
Loyalty and misdeeds in the jungle of emotions in Handel's Poro, re dell'Indie.
****1
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Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The use in the score of ancient musical instruments is what differentiates this work: pifferi, a lute, a “viola pomposa” give this work a distinctive flavour.
****1
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A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

Gun-Brit Barkmin © Aline Paley
Like most honest listeners I crave a taste of turpitude in Salome.
**111
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Modern terror: Salome in Stuttgart

Matthias Klink (Herod) and Simone Schneider (Salome) © A.T. Schaefer | Oper Stuttgart
Director Kirill Serebrennikov gives us a frightening new reality of the modern world beset by war and terrorism in his reimagining of Strauss's Salome
****1
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