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Prokofiev’s WAR AND PEACE by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper It was a daunting undertaking to make an opera out of Tolstoy’s epic novel, both because of its gigantic scale and its immense reputation and prestige. Prokofiev started it in […]

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Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper There is no opera in the entire repertoire that is more fun than Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) yet it is rarely performed because it requires so much virtuosity from the […]

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Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford

A review by Julia Gasper La Traviata is an old favourite but this revival of a classic production by WNO brings it up as fresh as if you had never heard it before. It really […]

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   OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL  12 – 27 October 2018

           The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song A celebration of European song will be the focus of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Festival and will showcase the familiar masterpieces of the song repertoire while exploring wider […]

Books, Business, Going Out, Oxford

Be More Pirate

By Nicholas Newman   At Oxford Business Book Club event (3 July 2018) to hear from the author Sam Conniff Allende talk about his new business and leadership book ‘Be More Pirate’. An event organised […]

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BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2018

A review by Julia Gasper This year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show was an absolute triumph. Since it was started, it has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the established highlights of […]

Events, Going Out, Oxford, Review

A night at the Opera at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

A review of Oxford Millennium Orchestra Last Friday night, the Oxford Millennium Orchestra performed at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre a series of pieces from various well know operas including Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and […]

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THE BLACK HORSE TROTS INTO THAME

  Trotting into the Cornmarket at the heart of historic Thame is The Black Horse from The White Brasserie Company. Housed beautifully in a local 16th century building that has been charmingly restored, period features […]

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]