The Magic Flute, Grand Theatre, Leeds

The Magic Flute, Grand Theatre, Leeds

Destination unknown Tell it not in Gath – but Mozart’s Magic Flute is politically too incorrect in this #MeToo era. Among many cuts in Opera North’s new production, no animals get charmed by the magic of Tamino’s flute on his mission to rescue Pamina, and of course...
The Return of Ulysses, Royal Opera at the Roundhouse

The Return of Ulysses, Royal Opera at the Roundhouse

Return in the round By Tom Sutcliffe Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse was wonderfully entertaining in Peter Hall’s classic Glyndebourne production of Raymond Leppard’s orchestrated edition 44 years ago starring Janet Baker and Ben Luxon. But Monteverdi operas need...