Richard Bratby

Bold, self-assured reimagining of Monteverdi: Opera North’s Orpheus reviewed

Plus: the audience is left with a lot of homework to do in English Touring Opera's Tamerlano

Opera North’s strikingly original and brilliantly achieved production of Orpheus with music by Monteverdi and Singh Degun. Image: Tristram Kenton

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