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Performer: Richard Farnes

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Great Britten: Death in Venice returns to Covent Garden

Gerald Finley (Gondolier) and Mark Padmore (Aschenbach) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Benjamin Britten's final opera hasn't been staged by The Royal Opera in over 25 years, but his setting of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice receives a great new production by Sir David McVicar. 
*****
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Goosebumps at Garsington: an outstanding, shadowy Turn of the Screw

Sophie Bevan (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles) and Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) © Johan Persson
Director Louisa Muller overcomes the problems of opening a ghost story in natural daylight to deliver plenty of operatic chills. 
*****
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A Falstaff to relish at the Met

Ailyn Pérez (Alice) and Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
A welcome revival at the Met of Robert Carsen's witty production of Verdi's final opera. 
*****
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The ubiquitous cycle of life and death was explored in two contrasting works by Musgrave and Brahms in Richard Farnes’ debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
****1
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Songs of innocence and experience: Falstaff at Garsington

Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Bruno Ravella's fast-paced Falstaff for Garsington still has crucial space for pathos amid the comedy, with a notably subtle central performance from Henry Waddington.  
****1
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