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La clemenza: Royal Opera returns with political scheming

A pared back production is required in these Covid times: as little physical contact as possible, no chorus on stage, and tempi brisk and alert to keep the audience in the house for as short a time as possible. 
***11
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Even crazier than the books: Gerald Barry's Alice

Barry goes for out-weirding Carroll at a fast and furious pace. There's plenty of fun and it's beautifully staged – but is that enough?
**111
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A very palpable hit: Hamlet in Cologne

Brett Dean's operatic reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet receives its German premiere in a powerful new staging by the work's librettist Matthew Jocelyn.
****1
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Buxton Festival celebrates 40th anniversary with Eugene Onegin

Every July, Buxton’s charming opera house hosts an international festival of opera, literature and the arts. This year the festival opened with a strong familiar favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
****1
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A gleefully diabolical Damnation of Faust in Birmingham

Edward Gardner conducts a richly entertaining account of Berlioz's masterpiece in Birmingham
*****
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An immaculately executed Bartered Bride at Garsington

Natalya Romaniw is a natural as our maligned heroine: Paul Curran creates staging of bewildering comic complexity and pulls it off with panache.
****1
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