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Performer: Jonathan Peter Kenny

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Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera's triple bill of early Baroque miniatures promised an intruiging evening but failed up to expectations. 
**111
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Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
Immersive, direct and passionate Bach from English Touring Opera and the Old Street Band.
***11
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Static but worth the slog: ETO's Giulio Cesare

Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
Conway's decision to render Handel's epic in its entirety was let down by a static staging and unnecessary repeats that masked the hidden gem-like arias.
***11
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A welcome return: Monteverdi's Ulysses’ Homecoming

Benedict Nelson (Ulysses) and Katie Bray (Minerva) © Richard Hubert Smith
ETO's charactistically clear, simple production conveys Homer's story with clarity, confidence, and charm – and even humour – from a fine cast, making an exciting start to fully-staged opera at Saffron Hall. 
****1
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Xerxes: quirky revival sparkles vocally

Julia Riley (Xerxes) and Clint van der Linde (Arsamenes) © Richard Hubert Smith
Updating 470BC Abydos to a 1940s RAF base complete with tin hangar and outdoor privy seemed at times more Dad’s Army than a particularly cohesive tale of war and love.
***11
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