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Grimeborn Opera 2023 – Jacquet de la Guerre’s Céphale et Procris

Céphale et Procris was the first opera written in France by a woman (Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, premiered in 1694, though in his programme notes, this production’s director indicates that there is apparently evidence that it may have been composed before that, perhaps as early as 1687 following the death of Lully and the […]

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Grimeborn Opera 2023 – Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor – Queer Voices

Queer Voices (Skeive Stemmer) is Norway’s first and only ‘queer’ opera company, which aims to reinterpret the operatic repertoire in line with untypical, non-binary angles on gender, sexuality and power relations. Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor – in Otto Nicolai’s version of it as a German Singspiel (1849) – with Sir John Falstaff as its principal character, one

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