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13 January 2019 - 1 February 2019
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Splendid music is the clear highlight of an unusual and indulgent staging of Tchaikovsky opera The Queen of Spades, the central concept of which wears thin very quickly.
Maddening yet spectacular, prickling with insight but oh so laboured in execution, Stefan Herheim’s new staging of The Queen of Spades (1890) at the Royal Opera House pounds Tchaikovsky’s late mas
Revised Brexit must include an extra clause: ‘No more arrogant German-trained producers invading our opera houses and messing up our favourite operas, please.’ Only then will it be safe to go back
You wonder about the role of Antonio Pappano in some of the casting and much of the staging, but he and his orchestra get to the heart of this amazing score, while Herheim and Meier-Dörzenbach take t
As ever with Herheim, it’s an interesting idea, meticulously researched and referenced, but unnecessarily overcomplicated. Despite Philipp Fürhofer’s handsome and often ingenious designs, it neve
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