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Review: Faust, Royal Opera House

Posted on 06 April 2014 by Rebecca Latham

David McVicar’s production of Gounod’s Faust, set in 1870s Paris, is back at the Royal Opera House and brings with it some fresh as well as familiar talent. The main stage is a luxurious haven away from the frenzied madness of Covent Garden and offers the perfect space to escape into the epic story of Faust […]

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Review: Through His Teeth, Linbury Studio Theatre

Posted on 05 April 2014 by Laura Peatman

As Gounod’s Faust arrives on the Royal Opera House’s main stage, the Linbury Studio Theatre hosts two world premières inspired by the classic tale. The first of these is Through His Teeth, a new work created in a collaboration between composer Luke Bedford and playwright David Harrower. In Bedford and Harrower’s take on the Faust […]

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Review: L’Ormindo, Wanamaker Playhouse

Posted on 28 March 2014 by Amelia Forsbrook

Is it okay to elope with another man’s wife, if that other man turns out to be your father? Would you forgive a lover who only stopped his unfaithful ways after you convinced him you were a ghost? Could you trust a fortune-teller to lead you through your life? It’s probably best not to think too […]

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Review: Rodelinda, London Coliseum

Posted on 03 March 2014 by Amelia Forsbrook

The motif of the tattoo defines Richard Jones’ production of the three act tragedy, Rodelinda. Italicised names – symbols of romantic devotion – are scrawled across the bodies of Handel’s characters, dredging the preoccupations of each heart to the surface, and pulling the setting of the play into a relatively modern 20th century. The streaks […]

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