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ROH: Jenůfa review – Mattila is formidable in new Janaček staging

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Postponed only days before it was due to open because of last year’s lockdown, Claus Guth’s Royal Opera production of Janáček’s Jenůfa has finally reached the stage some 18 months after originally planned – albeit wit...

Luisa Miller review – Verdi’s dark tragedy gains focus and ferocity in stark staging

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It took nearly a decade for Verdi’s Luisa Miller to be staged in the UK. At its 1858 London premiere, reigning critic Henry Chorley slammed the romantic tragedy as “the weakest of the weak”, predicting that it wouldn’...

The Cunning Little Vixen review – small scale but big impact for warm and witty staging

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Opera Holland Park has had to make some practical choices in order to put on its season this summer but, for all the economy of its delightful new production of The Cunning Little Vixen, there is nothing needs-must ab...

Formula One to trial staging three ‘sprint qualifying’ races this season

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Formula One has confirmed it will hold three “sprint qualifying” races this season. The concept of running a short race to decide the grid for grands prix rather than traditional qualifying has been under discussion f...

Shakespeare’s Globe to reopen in May staging plays with no intervals

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Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on Wednesday announced its post-lockdown summer reopening plans, with a series of safety protocols in place – including no intervals. The play’s the thing and not the glass of wine and dash...