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Pain and purity: Janáček's Jenůfa

Lee Bisset (Jenůfa) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Jenůfa unfurls with chilling intensity at Longborough with the talented Lee Bisset in the title role. 
*****
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A dark and dingy Don Giovanni from ETO

George von Bergen (Don Giovanni) and Lucy Hall (Zerlina) © Richard Hubert Smith
Wonderful singing and playing liven up a slightly lifeless staging of Mozart's turbulent masterpiece. 
***11
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Something old, something new: Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei

Elena Xanthoudakis (Pia) © Jane Hobson
Donizetti's back catalogue proves just as rich as his well-loved works, with this blisteringly good foray into an extraordinary opera whose UK premiere is 179 undeserved years late. 
*****
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Rudland's Pincher Martin Success

Oliver Rudland's new opera based on Golding's novel Pincher Martin, receives its première at the Royal College of Music.
****1
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Smooth sailing for English Touring Opera's Jason

“... and as Venice in many things surpasses all places else where I have been, so are these Operas the most excellent of all its glorious Vanities.” So wrote the entranced English traveller Richard Bargrave in 1655. These days, however, Venice travels to England in the form of the English Touring Opera’s 2013 autumn season production.
***11
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