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Performer: Luciano Botelho

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An uneven Elisabetta from English Touring Opera

Mary Plazas (Elisabetta) © Richard Hubert Smith
Rossini's Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra is a hard work to love and English Touring Opera's new production which launched at the Hackney Empire Theatre struggled to make a case for regular outings.
***11
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Humdinger of a Gianni Schicchi from ETO

Craig Smith (Michele) in Il tabarro © Richard Hubert Smith
A great return appearance for English Touring Opera's Puccini double bill opening its spring tour at the Hackney Empire.
****1
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Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
ETO's extracts from Rossini's serious operas at the Hackney Empire lacked spark and dynamism, but saw a fine showing from Elena Xanthoudakis and Catherine Carby.
***11
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Personenregie perfection: Garsington's Turco in Italia

Geoffrey Dolton (Geronio), Quirijn de Lang (Selim) © Alice Pennefather
Garsington's latest Rossini buffa is on the nail orchestrally, mixed vocally and one of the best pieces of acting and stage movement you'll see in opera.
****1
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Sparkling Rossini comedy from Scottish Opera

David Parry © Rayfield Allied
Jennifer France and Nicholas Lester are a compelling double act in Rossini’s sparkling comedy La scala di seta from Scottish Opera in Concert.
****1
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