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The Wanton Sublime presented as part of the Grimeborn Festival

REVIEW: The Medium and The Wanton Sublime, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭

And so to the culmination of the contemporary opera section of the Grimeborn Festival, a double-bill in the form of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Medium and The Wanton Sublime, a new work by Tarik O’Regan, to a libretto by Anna Rabinowitz. Robert Shaw directed both operas and the Orpheus Sinfonia conducted by Andrew Griffiths accompanied […]

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Daphne at the Grimeborn Opera Festival

REVIEW: Daphne, Arcola Theatre ✭✭

Not everything in Grimeborn can work and while the commitment of all concerned deserves recognition, this adaptation cannot be considered wholly successful. As a better test of its worth though, I do hope further performances can be arranged with a full ensemble of strings, woodwind and brass. If all the main lines are present, the […]

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