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La Monnaie – Saint-Saëns’s Henry VIII – Lionel Lhote, Marie-Adeline Henry, Nora Gubisch & Ed Lyon; directed by Olivier Py; conducted by Alain Altinoglu

As La Monnaie knows, the Tudors incite interest in any dramatic retelling about them, having just mounted a conflation of three Donizetti operas concerning that dynasty. It is curious, then, that Saint-Saëns’s Henry VIII (1883) is so rarely encountered, either – or especially – in the UK, or anywhere else. It is true that French grand opéra based on […]

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