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Glyndebourne Festival 2024 – Bizet’s Carmen – Rihab Chaien, Dmytro Popov, Sofia Fomina & Dmitry Cheblykov; directed by Diane Paulus; conducted by Robin Ticciati

For her new production of Carmen for Glyndebourne, Diane Paulus indicates that she aims to concentrate on Don José’s psychology and backstory. But as is increasingly the case with productions of the opera, it does so by focusing just as much on the outward political or social system in which the central protagonists find themselves caught up […]

Glyndebourne Festival 2024 – Bizet’s Carmen – Rihab Chaien, Dmytro Popov, Sofia Fomina & Dmitry Cheblykov; directed by Diane Paulus; conducted by Robin Ticciati Read More »

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Glyndebourne Festival 2023 – Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Mikhail Timoshenko, Venera Gimadieva & Ruzan Mantashyan; directed by Mariame Clément; conducted by Evan Rogister

Mariame Clément’s new production of Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne feels like something we have seen before, with its edifice of doors on two tiers and stairs spiralling down in what seems to be the atrium of a hotel or country house. Recent productions by Kasper Holten for the Royal Opera House and Richard Jones for English National

Glyndebourne Festival 2023 – Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Mikhail Timoshenko, Venera Gimadieva & Ruzan Mantashyan; directed by Mariame Clément; conducted by Evan Rogister Read More »

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Glyndebourne Tour 2022 – Puccini La bohème – Luis Gomes, Alexandra Grigoras, Adam Marsden; directed by Floris Visser; conducted by Rory Macdonald

As the country slides into a recession (forecast to be the longest since records began) coming on top of the ‘cost of living’ crisis, Floris Visser’s new production of La bohème – first seen in Sussex during the summer festival, and now being taken on tour – seems an apt comment upon the contemporary economic

Glyndebourne Tour 2022 – Puccini La bohème – Luis Gomes, Alexandra Grigoras, Adam Marsden; directed by Floris Visser; conducted by Rory Macdonald Read More »

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