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Handelian pleasures vs modern head-scratchers

The Linbury Studio Theatre’s new commissions are hit and miss, while a musically focused new production of Ariodante at the RAM hits the spot

29 March 2014

9:00 AM

29 March 2014

9:00 AM

The Commission; Café Kafka

Linbury Studio Theatre


Royal Academy of Music

Opera seems almost always to have been acutely concerned with its own future. These days this is most often manifested in occasionally desperate, sometimes patronising attempts to entice new audiences to the art form. A new three-way initiative between Aldeburgh Music, the Royal Opera and Opera North takes a different tack by enabling a new generation of composers and librettists to try its hand in this most exacting art form.

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