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Baroque Inquisition: James Laing

James Laing (Nerillo) in the ROH's L'Ormindo © Stephen Cummiskey | ROH
James Laing spills the beans on his unusual non-singing operatic debut in our latest Baroque Inquisition!
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GlasgowFlight

Dove: Flight
Stuart Stratford; Stephen Barlow; Scottish Opera; Andrew Riley; Jennifer France; James Laing

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Dove: Flight
Stuart Stratford; Stephen Barlow; Scottish Opera; Andrew Riley; Jennifer France; James Laing
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Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of the novel

Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
A decent cast was unable to redeem a fundamentally dull opera that lacks the psycholgical complexity and tension of both the original Graham novel and its famous Hitchcock adaptation.
***11
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Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough

Sarah Tynan (Partenope) © Donald Cooper
Christopher Alden's account of Handel's love pentangle is long on Man Ray imagery and modern language wordplay, but never hits the vocal highs and eventually palls.
**111
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Lessons in sin from the Dunedin Consort

James Laing © Mario Mintoff PhotoCity
Meditations from the Bach family on the human condition in "Cantatas for the soul" performed by the Dunedin Consort in Ta Giezu Church at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.
****1
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