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Gauging the significance of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess in the chronology of American music theatre

In Audio, Classical music, Features, Musicals, Opera, Opinion by Edward SeckersonLeave a Comment

The recent revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess at English National Opera and the prospect of comparing all its available recordings in BBC Radio 3’s Record Review has prompted me to look a little deeper into this landmark score and to reassess its significance in the chronology of American music theatre.

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‘Glyndebourne should be commended for providing such an accessible operatic night’: LA TRAVIATA: BEHIND THE CURTAIN – Touring ★★★★

In Opera, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

As part of Glyndebourne’s 2018 touring season, they are offering Behind The Curtain performances where “the essence of opera is revealed” and audiences get a look at La Traviata as it’s cleverly dissected and put together again for a condensed version of the show.