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21st Feb 2016
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THE RINSE CYCLE – Charing Cross Theatre, London.

In The Rinse Cycle, Unexpected Opera, the Theatre company that asks emerging opera singers to transform opera into an accessible, often hilarious, cabaret, mocks Wagner as only Wagner-fans can. That...

14th Feb 2016
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DRESS REHEARSAL – OSO Arts Centre, London.

The idea behind Dress Rehearsal is simply to give some aspiring opera singers the opportunity to sing some of the big songs from the repertoire, tieing those performances together with some...

26th Aug 2015
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THE WANTON SUBLIME AND THE MEDIUM – Arcola Theatre, London.

Part of the Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre, the double-bill of Peter Maxwell Davies’s a cappella one-act opera The Medium, and Tarik O’Regan’s The Wanton Sublime is adventurous and...

16th Aug 2015
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MISCH-MASCH & PETER AND THE WOLF – Arcola Theatre, London.

Presented as part of the Arcola Theatre’s 2015 Grimeborn season (a programme of opera – new, redeveloped, rare and traditional), Basement Orchestra’s performance of these two pieces with a narrative...

02nd Aug 2015
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TOMMY – Greenwich Theatre, London

  A lot of goodwill greets the first revival of The Who’s Tommy for 19 years, but to paraphrase their contemporaries, The Rolling Stones, audiences might find little in the way of...

18th Jul 2015
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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – Holland Park, London.

Until the 1st of August, Will Todd and Maggie Gottlieb‘s operatic version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is being performed amongst the trees in the beautiful Holland Park. On a...

17th Jun 2015
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L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI – Thames Tunnel Shaft, London.

There’s a section about five minutes long, just before the end of the first act of L’Italiana In Algeri, where everything about this production is in perfect alignment. That’s not...

17th Apr 2015
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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE – Richmond Theatre, London.

Having previously enjoyed great worldwide success, this all-male production of The Pirates of Penzance is embarking on a UK tour. It is a lot of fun on many levels and...

26th Mar 2015
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PRINCESS IDA – Finborough Theatre, London.

It has been a very good start to the year for Gilbert and Sullivan fans with a few productions already hitting London stages to positive reception. This production of Princess...

17th Mar 2015
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL – The Bull, London.

People still go a little bit loopy upon hearing facts about the classical composers, rock stars of their day. Did you know, for instance, that on the site of the current...

16th Aug 2014
LA TRAVIATA - Soho Theatre, London

LA TRAVIATA – Soho Theatre, London.

For those unfamiliar with OperaUpClose, they are a production company who specialise in reviving classic operas in a heavily scaled back way. The beauty of this is that it opens...

03rd Aug 2014
Cosi Fan Tutte, Dalston Department Store, London

COSI FAN TUTTE – Dalston Department Store, London.

Bare white stone walls, whose chill is only partially enlivened by a couple of lounge lamps, and an acoustic handicap of a low ceiling cannot negate the jubilant warmth, efficacy...

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