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Performer: Njabulo Madlala

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LondonRavi Shankar's Sukanya

© Vincent Limongelli
Shankar: Sukanya
David Murphy; Suba Das; Susanna Hurrell; Alok Kumar; Michel de Souza; Njabulo Madlala

LondonDido and AeneasNew production

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Valentina Peleggi; Purni Morell; English National Opera; Khadija Raza; Rachael Lloyd; Njabulo Madlala

LondonMadam Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martyn Brabbins; Anthony Minghella; English National Opera; Martin Fitzpatrick; Michael Levine; Han Feng; Natalya Romaniw
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Porgy and Bess at ENO: Gershwin's music the winner

Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
Porgy and Bess isn’t a perfect opera, but English National Opera's new production is a strong one. 
****1
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Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

Sanjukta Sinha and Aakash Odedra © ROH | Bill Cooper
Five years after the composer's death, his musical collaborator David Murphy ensures that Shankar's only operatic work finally gets heard.
****1
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Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
I arrived at the Royal Opera House in the usual way, settled into my seat, and – could you believe it – the opera was gone!
*****
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Simple and emotive: ETO’s La bohème

James Conway’s production of La bohème may be a little restrained on banter, but hits all the emotional high notes, is compellingly played and superbly sung. 
****1
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The Wild Man stumbles into Hackney

Donizetti’s Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo hasn’t strayed onto UK shores for decades, but is given a spirited performance by English Touring Opera. 
***11
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