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Performer: Paul Nilon

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SalfordThe Greek Passion

The Greek Passion
Martinů: The Greek Passion
Garry Walker; Christopher Alden; Opera North; Charles Edwards; Doey Lüthi; Nicky Spence; Magdalena Molendowska

VilniusIdomeneo

Idomeneo
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Modestas Barkauskas; Graham Vick; Lithuanian Opera Company; Paul Brown; Paul Nilon; TBC

RomeThe Rake's ProgressNew production

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Daniele Gatti; Graham Vick; Teatro dell'Opera di Roma; Chen Reiss; Juan Francisco Gatell; Markus Werba; Adriana di Paola
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Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
At a time when the “relevance” is bandied around all too frequently in relation to opera, Martinů's really does deserve that tag. 
****1
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Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope

Geraint Bowen © Michael Whitefoot
Geraint Bowen directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra at Hereford Cathedral in two works once unfairly dismissed.
****1
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Monsters of the mind: Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

Paul Nilon (Idomeneo) © Richard Hubert Smith
Stephen Medcalf directs a coherent staging of Mozart’s opera seria in which Idomeneo’s inner demons are to be battled. 
***11
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A spellbinding Ritorno d'Ulisse at the Grange

Robin Blaze (Human Frailty) in the prologue © Robert Workman
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria tells one of the world’s great stories. This production is a treat for early opera fans and a great introduction for those new to the genre.
*****
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Games of Thrones: Handel's Tamerlano

Marie Lys (Asteria) and Paul Nilon (Bajazet) © Robert Workman
Handel's psychotic Tartar leader and bedhopping nobles are well served in an excellent collaboration between the Buxton Festival and the English Concert with some outstanding singing from Marie Lys and Owen Willetts.
****1
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