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Venue: Royal College of Music, London

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AddressPrince Consort Rd
London
SW7 2BS
United Kingdom
ContainsAmaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Britten Theatre
College Hall
Inner Parry Room
Museum of Instruments
Recital Hall
West Parry Room
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Tuneful desert island fun: Robinson Crusoe at the RCM

© Chris Christodoulou
A delicious evening which showed off its young talent to best advantage and made us want more Offenbach.
****1
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Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

Richard Pinkstone (Sandy), James Atkinson (Blazes) and Timothy Edlin (Arthur), different cast © Chris Christodoulou
Two contemporary operas give us darkness and death in riveting, inexorable performances. 
****1
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Britten's recurring Dream at the Royal College of Music

George Longworth (Puck) and Timothy Morgan (Oberon) © Chris Christodoulou
Timothy Edlin was a superb ass, first among six equals, in Liam Steel's production. 
***11
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Woodland Tales: Vixen at the RCM

Harriet Eyley (Vixen) © Chris Christodoulou
The Royal College of Music's first opera of the season, The Cunning Little Vixen has some excellent singing and first-class playing from the student orchestra.
***11
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Poulenc and Chabrier get an eccentric outing

Harriet Eyley (Therese) © Chris Christodoulou
Stephen Unwin's straight direction and some talented young singers from the Royal Academy of Music Opera school made these two works a real treat. 
***11
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An ambitious Les fêtes d'Hébé

Pauline Texier (Églé) © Studio J'adore ce que vous faites
The Royal College of Music, Paris Opera Academy and Versailles Baroque Music Centre take on the ambitious task of bringing Rameau opéra-ballet to a London audience.

Ariodante at the RCM: in which technique is not enough

Simon Shimbambu as the King of Scotland © Chris Christodoulou
An impressive display of singing technique isn't enough to make RCM's Ariodante connect with hearts and minds.
**111
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Peaches and Cream: A frothy Fledermaus

Julien Van Mellaerts (Eisenstein), Joel Williams (Dr Blind) and Gemma Lois Summerfield (Rosalinda) © Chris Christodoulou
An energetic performance of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, showcased both the work and some very fine young singers.
****1
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