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When the Sun Comes Out – the Toronto Concert Premiere

June 27, 2014

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Let’s hope that we will be able to see When the Sun Comes Out properly staged and orchestrated for at least a handful of instruments in the near future. (AtG, I’m looking at you?) Vancouver has seen the work staged (albeit minimalistically) and orchestrated for single violin, flute, clarinet cello and the piano and conducted […]

Opera Atelier’s new production of Der Freischütz

October 28, 2012

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Those who are already OA devotees will like this production as something a little bit different but safely within the permanently preset parameters of the OA aesthetic. Others can enjoy the two first acts as competently done escapism, and scratch their heads over the rest, and then the nature of this work, and how it could be credibly staged today.

Revealing Anne Lister: a BBC doc with Sue Perkins

November 15, 2011

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Glorious find: comedienne/conductor Sue Perkins explores the life of Anne Lister, a Regency landowner who left a coded diary recording her sexual encounters with "the fairer sex." Interviews with Amanda Vickery, Helena Whitbread, Margaret Reynolds.

On my way to ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’…

December 1, 2010

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…I bumped into Marivaux. And I’ll be delayed for a while. Been trying to find  the best way to approach Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte for some time now, and lately chatting with Lucia of OpOb about it. All sources I consulted directed me to Marivaux and  that particular genre of drama that boomed in the […]

We interrupt this program…

October 10, 2010

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… to deliver a short message. After several attempts and cancellations, the Belgrade Pride Parade, only the second ever in the city, took place.  It actually did. So. No matter what you read about the rest of the day, my friend Jim Bartley summed it up best: “Successful Pride March in Belgrade today as hundreds […]

What happens in Venice, stays in the canon

August 10, 2010

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Alan Bennett‘s latest National Theatre play The Habit of Art spurred more interest in an opera that is already firmly in the operatic canon, Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice. The play was simulcast in movie theatres across the world earlier this year and if you missed it you ought to get a DVD when it […]