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Saul by Handel in Canterbury

Saul by Handel in Canterbury

Saul by Handel in Canterbury for a limited time only. While David was hailed as one of the greatest kings the Israelites ever had according to the Bible. Such reputation slowly slipped away from his predecessor, Saul. A work of theatrical art that. It is often compared with William Shakespeare’s King Lear. A king driven to madness may be […]

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Musicals in Amsterdam: Choosing Between Modern Musicals and Traditional Opera

Musicals in Amsterdam: Choosing Between Modern Musicals and Traditional Opera

You may have read about my assessment regarding the musical theater scenes in Hamburg, Bremen and Utrecht. Feel free to click them in case you haven’t because going comparative now when it comes to the city we are exploring now will be inevitable. Going comparative in a positive sense, you would realize the level with […]

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Farinelli: Il Castrato

Farinelli: Glory Without Balls

Early spoiler for everyone – when Farinelli (real name: Carlo Broschi) thanked God for having a friend like Benedict (his employer’s paraplegic son), the young boy replied “God has nothing to do with it”. Even young folks like him are aware of the pain and suffering that performers like Farinelli go through in the quest of preserving […]

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