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Work: Flight

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ComposerDove, Jonathan (b. 1959)
PeriodContemporary
LibrettistApril De Angelis
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Seattle Opera delivers Dove's Flight with panache

Seattle Opera do full justice to Dove and De Angelis's comic opera with a dark twist, filming it in the city's Museum of Flight.
****1
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Dove's Flight takes off superbly

Dove's infectious score nods to Copland, Bernstein and Britten and its tongue-twisting ensembles and high-wire vocal writing were wonderfully performed. 
*****
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Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

Jonathan Dove’s witty Flight at Scottish Opera is finely sung by a tight ensemble with standout performances from Jennifer France and James Laing.
****1
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Taking wing: Dove’s Flight a soaring success

Flight represents a brave new departure for Opera Holland Park, the first contemporary opera to take to its main stage, in a striking staging with top quality musical performances. 
*****
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