Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Fri 27 Jul 2018



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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Tue 24 Jul 2018


Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Operamaniac: Horses for Courses

Thu 4 Jun 2015

This season has been particularly interesting for Donizetti fans in London. From Opera Rara’s Les Martyrs to Glyndebourne’s Poliuto, not to mention ETO’s performances of The Siege of Calais and The Wild Man of the West Indies, we have seen a revival of unknown or almost forgotten operas by this workaholic Italian genius,  together with some of his most famous works such as Maria Stuarda at the Royal Opera.

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BBC Proms

Thu 23 Apr 2015

The sun is shining and that means – for us at least – three things are crawling out from their winter hibernation: opera festivals, the Proms and ice-cream van drivers.

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Current Distractions

Fri 4 Jul 2014

Greg Klassen

With regular writer Matt now having left us for pastures new (but clearly not pastures better), I’m stepping into the Current Distractions breach this week – which will consequently mostly be about Glastonbury.

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