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Blue, English National Opera, April 2023

Growing up as a black male in Harlem, New York there are rules for avoiding police attention, for example by never ever running away. His father, a police officer — who corrects him whenever he uses the term cop — has taught him these rules. A loving and caring man who won’t be pushed around …

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Rheingold, English National Opera, February 2023

This new staging of Rheingold is part of a new production of Wagner’s Ring being produced in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Director Richard Jones has given us a clear set of allusions in a modern setting, rather than a simplistic interpretation overlaid with subtleties that no audience member can fathom without reading …

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Gods of the Game

Football — at the opera? Indeed, and the charming location of Grange Park Opera in Surrey was the venue for staging an energetic football opera that attracted a family audience, including children. Gods of the Game features the world’s first football fan chorus — real football fans from Newcastle to West Ham were given a crash …

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