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Opera Holland Park, London On the finest evening for an Opera Holland Park first night in years, the only umbrellas to be seen were on ...
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The Perfect AmericanThe Perfect American
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What’s in a name?  We all know what the Walt Disney corporation does and what it stands for but there was a man behind the logo...
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Photo: Alastair MuirAriadne auf Naxos
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News leaked out about Glyndebourne’s season-opener, a new production of Richard Strauss’s delicious confection Ariadne auf Na...
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Photo: Bill CooperLa donna del lago
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In his biography of Rossini, Richard Osborne says of La donna del lago that it’s “ill-suited to larger houses, however grand ...
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Growing in Stuttgart - an interview with Ronan CollettGrowing in Stuttgart - an interview with Ronan Collett
Baritone Ronan Collett was born in Norfolk and received his musical education in the UK, at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, ben...
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Daniel Slater directs Mozart at GarsingtonDaniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
Affable, relaxed and knowledgeable, Daniel Slater may seem easy-going but his mind races when he waxes lirico about opera. Those synapses...
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Round 2: Gilliam takes on Berlioz again (photo: Richard Hubert Smith)Simon Thomas: ENO's new season most exciting for years
If English National Opera is experiencing financial difficulties at the moment, nobody’s told the management.  At the launch o...
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Wagner cornerstone of BBC Proms 2013Wagner cornerstone of BBC Proms 2013
Following a superb line-up of operas at last year’s BBC Proms, this season promises to be equally strong, especially if you’re ...
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Winners of the Opera Poll 2013 announced
Podcast: Behind the scenes with ENO's La Traviata
Podcast: Live & Uncut with ENO's Mikado
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Podcast: Behind the scenes with Calixto Bieito's Carmen
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Latest Podcasts
Calixto BieitoPodcast: Behind the scenes with Calixto Bieito's Carmen
The image of the toilet cubicles lingers on but no one can deny the fierce theatricality that shakes up English National Opera whenever Cal...
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Podcast: Behind the scenes with ENO's Pilgrim's ProgressPodcast: Behind the scenes with ENO's Pilgrim's Progress
Vaughan Williams' rapturous "Morality" (his chosen description) of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim's Progress opened this week at the Colis...
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WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Jamie BernsteinWOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Jamie Bernstein
Who would have thought - certainly not she - that the little girl perching on her famous father's podium would grow up to carry forward his...
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Sir Mark ElderWOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Mark Elder
For almost 40 years Opera Rara has been a record label with a mission: to rediscover and rejuvenate neglected operatic repertoire from the ...
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WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to ENO's Castor & Pollux Team
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Opera North
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Susan Bullock
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WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to John Wilson
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Sarah Tynan
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Antonio Pappano
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