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Music

After weeks of silence, Royal Opera reopened with a whimper

20 June 2020

9:00 AM

20 June 2020

9:00 AM

Live From Covent Garden

Royal Opera House, viaYouTube

La Voix Humaine

Grange Park Opera

It was the fourth time, or maybe the fifth, that I found myself reaching for the tissues that I began to feel suspicious. Somewhere between the poignant gaiety of A.E. Housman’s ‘…lads that will never be old’, Shakespeare’s tender valediction ‘Fear no more the heat o’ the sun’ and Strauss’s ‘Morgen!’, with its rapturous vision of a never-reached tomorrow, emotion turned to manipulation.

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