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Royal College of Music opera double bill – Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco & Ravel’s L’entant et les sortilèges

Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (1925) is usually paired with his other one Act opera, L’heure espagnole. But in the Royal College of Music Opera Studio’s double bill this spring, directed by Liam Steel, it is intriguingly juxtaposed with Respighi’s rarely seen version of the Sleeping Beauty story, La bella dormente nel bosco, and so is a very welcome

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Royal College of Music - Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel

Royal College of Music – Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel; directed by Stephen Barlow; conducted by Michael Rosewell

Opera’s favourite sibling rivals Hansel and Gretel have survived many hardships and indignities, and still they come up smiling in this new staging by Stephen Barlow for the Royal College of Music’s opera studio. Like the two children in the Charles Laughton film The Night of the Hunter, Hansel and Gretel endure. Barlow’s setting is

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