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Benjamin Britten’s ghost story in a Swedish castle

My second review for Seen and Heard International is of a production of Benjamin Britten’s haunting chamber opera The Turn of the Screw at Läckö Castle. As always, Simon Phipps, the conductor and artistic director for Läckö’s summer opera productions, … Continue reading

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My first review for Seen and Heard

I have just become a reviewer for Seen and Heard International, part of one of the world’s leading online classical music review magazines. My first review is of the fantastic Ring Cycle at Wermland Opera that I have written about … Continue reading

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Review: Wagner’s Ring at the Wermland Opera

While I have reviewed each individual opera in the Wermland Opera Ring Cycle, I would like to use this summary post to give my impression of the cycle as a whole. Find my reviews of all four operas here: Das … Continue reading

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Review: Götterdämmerung, by Wagner, at the Wermland Opera

Götterdämmerung [Twilight of the Gods], opera in three acts and the final part of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen [The Ring of the Nibelung]. Performed at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, 3 July 2011. The eagerly awaited final part … Continue reading

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Review: Siegfried, by Wagner, at the Wermland Opera

Siegfried, opera in three acts and the third part of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen [The Ring of the Nibelung]. Performed at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, 1 July 2011. With Siegfried the Wermland Opera continue a very fine … Continue reading

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Review: Die Walküre, by Wagner, at the Wermland Opera

Die Walküre [The Valkyrie], opera in three acts and the second part of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen [The Ring of the Nibelung]. Performed at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, 29 June 2011. After the great success of Das … Continue reading

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Review: Das Rheingold, by Wagner, at the Wermland Opera

Das Rheingold [The Rhine Gold], opera in four scenes and introduction of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen [The Ring of the Nibelung]. Performed at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad, 27 June 2011. The news that one of Sweden’s smaller … Continue reading

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Review: Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky, at the Gothenburg Opera

Eugene Onegin, lyrical scenes in three acts by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Performed at the Gothenburg Opera, 4 May 2011. By reviving a successful production from 2008, the Gothenburg Opera no doubt imagined they might be able to sell out four … Continue reading

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Review: Don Carlos, by Verdi, at the Gothenburg Opera

Don Carlos, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed at the Gothenburg Opera, 22 January 2011. (Cast list below.) Last December the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Don Carlos made quite a splash in Sweden when it was broadcast to … Continue reading

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