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Robert Beale

Articles By Robert Beale

The Barber of Seville, Clonter Opera Theatre review - youthful enthusiasm triumphs

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Dido’s Ghost, Buxton International Festival review - the Queen of Carthage returns

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The Dancing Master, Buxton International Festival review - doing it on the radio

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Hallé, Berglund, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - taking Beethoven seriously

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Dark Days, Luminous Nights, Manchester Collective, The White Hotel, Salford review - a sense of Hades

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Psappha, Phillips, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester online review - Turnage world premiere

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Hough, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester online review - brassy, bouncy optimism

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Lewis, Hallé, Thórarinsdóttir online review - serenity and spice

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Isata Kanneh-Mason, Hallé, Elder online review - triumphant film return

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Gillam, Manchester Camerata, Kuusisto, Stoller Hall online review - calm and exhilaration

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Hughes, Manchester Collective, Lakeside Arts online review - creating the occasion

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Gillam, Hallé, Bloxham, Hallé online review - music of poetry

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Fidelio, Opera North online review - less is really more

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Williams, Hallé, Elder online review - big results from small forces

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Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester online review - re-consecration of the house

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BBC Philharmonic, Wellber, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - making music magic

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