Smetana’s The Secret is a sparkling comedy packed with swift-moving action and brilliant singing in Ostrava

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Smetana, The Secret (Tajemství): Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre / Jakub Klecker (conductor). Antonín Dvořák Theatre, Ostrava, 8.3.2024. (GT)

Smetana’s The Secret © Martin Popelář

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Our attitudes to death are dissected by Sarah Angliss’ Giant ‘event’ at the Linbury Theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sarah Angliss, Giant: Soloists, Stephen Hiscock (percussion), Reiko Ichise (viola da gamba), Olwen Foulkes (recorder), Nicola Hicks (viola), Tiaho Soares Silva, Amalia Young (violins) / Ben Smith (conductor/harpsichord). Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.3.2024. (CC)

Jonathan Gunthorpe (John Hunter) and Steven Beard (Howison) © Camilla Greenwell

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