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Hippolyte et Aricie, Glyndebourne, July 2013

This is the third Rameau opera I have seen in as many years, and I understand the problem. Rameau’s delightful music — played here on original instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the excellent baton of William Christie — is full of wonderful dance rhythms. The question is what to do …

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Phèdre, National Theatre, June 2009

In this performance, Phèdre was played by Helen Mirren, portraying an insecure woman only too conscious of her own inadequacies.

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