wed 01/02/2023

Richard Bratby

Articles By Richard Bratby

Utopia, Limited, National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company review - bounded rapture

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Esfahani, CBSO, Morlot, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - ghostly enchantments

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St John Passion, English Touring Opera, Lichfield Cathedral review - free-range Bach doesn't quite add up

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Feng, CBSO, Wilson, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - effortless expression

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The Cunning Little Vixen, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - nature, large as life

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Il ritorno d'Ulisse, Longborough Festival Opera review - gods and grunge on the long journey home

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Bostridge, CBSO, Seal, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - large and live

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L'heure espagnole, Grange Park Opera online review - seduction and sandwiches in 60 minutes

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Shakespeare Re-Shaped, Opera Up Close online review - Verdi on the sofa

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Romances on British Poetry / The Poet's Echo, English Touring Opera online review - Britten and Shostakovich in a double mirror

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Kanneh-Mason, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla online review - muted celebrations

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BBC Proms live online: Viennese Night review - sophisticated pleasures

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BCMG, Heinen, Brindleyplace Birmingham review - from the concrete canyons to the stars

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Stephen Hough/Lucy Crowe, Anna Tilbrook, Wigmore Hall online/BBC Radio 3 review - the end of the beginning

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Anderszewski, CBSO, Wellber, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - grandeur in restraint

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Frang, CBSO, Yamada, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - the tingle factor

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