Opera

Don Giovanni

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Unambitious production of Mozart’s classic. Lacklustre set and fairly conservative staging are countered by a very good orchestral accompaniment (marring some clumsy passages from the upper strings) and some excellent singing by the lead roles. Like most Mozart, this is light-hearted and engaging opera and the production delights in these qualities — a very accessible work for those new to the genre. A humorous example from the libretto:

Women of every rank,
Every shape, every age. …  Read more »

Alcina

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Stunning baroque opera; Handel at the height of his powers.

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