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Performer: James Laing

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LondonIn the Realms of Sorrow

London Handel Society Ltd
Handel, Werner
Laurence Cummings; Adele Thomas; Joshua Pharo; James Laing

LondonEarly Opera Company present “Scipione” HWV 20

London Handel Society Ltd
Handel: Publio Cornelio Scipione
Christian Curnyn; Early Opera Company; Mhairi Lawson; Catherine Carby; James Laing; Jorge Navarro Colorado

LondonItchWorld premiere

Dove: Itch
Jessica Cottis; Stephen Barlow; Opera Holland Park; Frankie Bradshaw; Jake Wiltshire; City of London Sinfonia
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Ivor Bolton and Kit Hesketh-Harvey deliver a brilliant political thriller and anti-Putin polemic – at least for its first half.
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Visual eye candy, excellent singing and superb Handelian playing by Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra are marred by poor diction and limited acting expressivity.
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