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LeedsThe Greek PassionNew production

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
Martinů: The Greek Passion
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Nicky Spence; Magdalena Molendowska

Newcastle upon TyneThe Greek Passion

The Greek Passion
Martinů: The Greek Passion
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Nicky Spence; Magdalena Molendowska

NottinghamThe Greek Passion

The Greek Passion
Martinů: The Greek Passion
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Nicky Spence; Magdalena Molendowska

SalfordThe Greek Passion

The Greek Passion
Martinů: The Greek Passion
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Nicky Spence; Magdalena Molendowska

LondonUn giorno di regno

Verdi: Un giorno di regno
Tom Seligman; Chelsea Opera Group; Sarah-Jane Lewis; Paula Sides; George von Bergen; Aaron Godfrey-Mayes
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Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
At a time when the “relevance” is bandied around all too frequently in relation to opera, Martinů's really does deserve that tag. 
****1
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Wolf-Ferrari entertains, Tchaikovsky bewitches at Holland Park

John Savournin (Sante), Clare Presland (Susanna) © Opera Holland Park | Ali Wright
Wolf-Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna provides an airy bon-bouche to Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, brilliantly sung by Natalya Romaniw and David Butt Philip and conducted to fairy-tale perfection by Sian Edwards
***11
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Un ballo in maschera showcases Opera Holland Park at its best

Anne Sophie Duprels (Amelia) and Matteo Lippi (Gustavo) © Ali Wright
Gaitanou’s direction of the singers is so exact that it becomes impossible to separate them from their characters.
*****
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A fetching, inventive Magic Flute – with a dark side

Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Sinister aspects are stressed in Mozart's The Magic Flute at Leeds Grand Theatre directed by James Brining and conducted by Robert Howarth.
****1
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A lovely, lurid Tosca from Opera North

Giselle Allen (Tosca) and Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) © Richard Hubert Smith
Edward Dick directs a Tosca full of contemporary references with Opera North at Leeds Grand Theatre, Puccini's score conducted by Antony Hermus.
****1
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