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“The V&A’s latest blockbuster exhibition pays tribute to one of the most successful British musicians of living memory by exploring Bowie’s own influences as a creative genius.”

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“A Chorus Line is a proper musical. It has glittery top hats and everything. Yet it is unlike any other musical since it shows the ugly side of its own business…”

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It was a pleasure to see that the ENO haven’t entirely turned their backs on the more traditionally staged productions, even if they do only appear to have confidence in those Jonathan Miller has had a hand in.

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“Carmen, Bizet’s masterpiece, was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1875 where it initially received only limited success before catching the imagination of opera lovers everywhere.”

Music Don Giovanni at the ENO (c) Richard Hubert Smith
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“I saw a man synonymous with the blackest of black arts. A charmer, of course, and charismatic with it, but a figure so mired in treachery and deceit that one’s blood runs cold to see this shameless exhibitionist let loose upon the world.”

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“I would never have imagined Caesar in cowboy boots. Having said that, nor would I have pictured Ptolemy wielding a croquet bat as his weapon of choice.” Handel’s ‘Julius Caesar’ at the English National Opera…

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“We had a direct view of the English Chamber Choir and orchestra; the Belmont Ensemble of London, conscientiously tuning their instruments and awaiting the conductor’s signal to begin…”

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