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Performer: Soraya Mafi

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LondonA Midsummer Night's Dream

Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alexander Soddy; Robert Carsen; English National Opera; Michael Levine; Christopher Ainslie; Soraya Mafi; David Webb

LondonAcademy Choir Wimbledon: Mozart & Haydn

Mozart, Haydn
Matthew Best; The Academy Choir Wimbledon; London Mozart Players; Soraya Mafi; Rowan Pierce

High WycombeFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Richard Farnes; Bruno Ravella; Garsington Opera Company; Giles Cadle; Henry Waddington; Mary Dunleavy
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Static but worth the slog: ETO's Giulio Cesare

Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
Conway's decision to render Handel's epic in its entirety was let down by a static staging and unnecessary repeats that masked the hidden gem-like arias.
***11
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Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Michèle Losier and the Seattle Symphony © Brandon Patoc
Music Director Ludovic Morlot, known for his intriguing programming, outdid himself with a summery breeze of a program that enchanted from beginning to end.
****1
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A poised and pretty outing of a prodigy's exercises

Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve
Mozart's “pasticcio concertos”, composed at the remarkable age of 11, may lack integral vibrancy and brilliance, but are brought to life by an exuberant Bezuidenhout
****1
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Petticoated pirate romp at ENO

Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles
There’s nothing new or inventive about Leigh’s revived production, which in itself is not a crime, but neither is there an abundance of energy; it's all a bit nice
***11
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Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica

Ivan Inverardi (Michele) © Tristram Kenton
Two parts of Puccini's triptych are directed by Michael Barker-Craven - Il tabarro and Suor Angelica - in brilliantly successful productions at Leeds Grand Theatre.
****1
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