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Puccini: Tosca
Stuart Stratford; Anthony Besch; Scottish Opera; Peter Rice; Sinead Campbell-Wallace; Natalya Romaniw

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Puccini: Tosca
Stuart Stratford; Anthony Besch; Scottish Opera; Peter Rice; Natalya Romaniw; Gwyn Hughes Jones

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© Mark Hamilton
Puccini: Tosca
Stuart Stratford; Anthony Besch; Scottish Opera; Peter Rice; Sinead Campbell-Wallace; Natalya Romaniw
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Slim-line Rheingold opens at Grimeborn Festival

Paul Carey Jones (Wotan) © Lidia Crisafulli
Jonathan Dove's lean reduction of Wagner’s score for just 18 players is performed at the Grimeborn Festival in Julia Burbach's staging. 
****1
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A mixed Manon Lescaut at Opera Holland Park

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut) and Peter Auty (des Grieux) © Robert Workman
Opera Holland Park updates Puccini's setting to the 1960s in a production that does not completely work, but benefits from the strong performance of Elizabeth Llewellyn as its leading lady.
***11
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Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

Daniel Norman, Nicholas Lester (Josef K) and Paul Carey Jones © James Glossop
Scottish Opera’s production of Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton's The Trial says less about Kafka’s vision of an absurd world and more about the absurdity of contemporary operatic conventions.
**111
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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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Calixto Bieito's Turandot in Belfast

Turandot in Belfast © Northern Ireland Opera
Can classic opera reflect the political status of the society in which it is performed? Calixto Bieito's production of Turandot for Northern Ireland Opera raises some uncomfortable questions.
***11
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