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Opera

OperaUpClose’s production of Elixir of Love is by far the best update of an opera Michael Tanner has ever seen

Plus: a David McVicar production from the Met forces Tanner to switch allegiances from Cav to Pag

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

The Elixir of Love

OperaUpClose

Cavalleria Rusticana; Pagliacci

Met Opera Live

Three staples of the Italian repertoire, performed and seen in very different circumstances, have confirmed my view that they deserve their place in the repertoire, however many other works by their composers or contemporaries may be unearthed.

I saw OperaUpClose’s version of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in the Mumford Theatre Cambridge, an underused venue that has the advantage of being 200 yards from my house.

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