Inspiration and Confidence
Mozart's Magic Flute at Nevill Holt Opera
impresses RODERIC DUNNETT
The importance of smaller companies which bring opera to outlying parts of the UK cannot be exaggerated. English National Opera, the Royal Opera, Opera North, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera -- and all of the last four tour regularly -- are the lifeblood and yardsticks of the nation's artistic standards. But those standards are sometimes matched, and periodically outshone, by what others achieve, often with far less resources.
Graham Vick's ground-breaking, community-involving Birmingham Opera Company is one obvious example...
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