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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Grimeborn Opera Festival’s third week at the Arcola

09 August, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Exciting, novel operas are featuring in the Grimeborn Opera Festival’s third week at the Arcola Theatre, Dalston.

The theatre’s own production of Mark Anthony-Turnage’s Greek continues with performances on August 10, 11, 13, 14,15, 17 and 18. It’s being performed in English with a full orchestra.

Fulham Opera has two productions on the go. First, The Prometheus Revolution, has its last night on August 10. It’s being performed in English with live piano music.
Second, its stunning staging of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor has its last night on Saturday, August 11. It’s being performed in Italian with English surtitles and live piano accompaniment.

Monday (August 13) brings the first night of the Opera Company’s Onegin and Tatiana, a sort of melange piece with music by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Rachmaninov and Schubert. The piece aims to explore the dramas and psycholo­gies of Pushkin’s immortal character. Performed in English and other languages with surtitles and piano accompaniment. If you miss it on Monday, there’s a second and last night on Tuesday 14th.

Lastly, Mosaic Opera Collective is putting on Mosaic next Thursday (August 16) with further nightly performances through to Sunday, August 19. The piece is an exciting programme platforming and celebrating Black & Asian opera makers in the UK singing stories yet to be seen and heard in contemporary Britain.

• Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL, 020 74503 1646, www.arcolatheatre.com/grimeborn

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