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With everything working properly, this would have been a lot of fun: Grange Park's La Gioconda reviewed

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

La Gioconda

Grange Park Opera

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Garsington Opera

There are composers who are known for a single opera, and there are operas that are known for only a single aria. But to be a 19th-century Italian opera composer and to be remembered solely for your ballet music – well, that’s a bit special. As the orchestra tiptoed into the ‘Dance of the Hours’, in Act Three of Grange Park Opera’s production of Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, the audience sighed with recognition.

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