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Classical

A bleeding, inch-thick hunk of verismo sirloin: Royal Opera's Cav and Pag reviewed

16 July 2022

9:00 AM

16 July 2022

9:00 AM

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Royal Opera House, in rep until 20 July

University of Birmingham Singers/CBSO/Brabbins

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

One legacy of lockdown in the classical music world has been the sheer length of the 21-22 season. In a typical year, most orchestras and urban opera companies would be winding down by mid-May. Not this time: after two years of postponements, and with lost income to recoup, seasons are stretching out like the finale of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto.

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