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A Premiere: Puccini’s opera, Edgar

Following last season’s triumphant Mireille (see Telegraph review), New Sussex Opera presents the UK première of the original version of Edgar. Giacomo Puccini, known today as the composer of such favourites as La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, spent … Continue reading

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Silver Shines Bright as Mireille

Those of us fortunate enough to have heard last night’s semi-staged performance of Gounod’s opera Mireille by New Sussex Opera at Lewes Town Hall were treated to some world-class singing by South African soprano Sally Silver.  The role of Mireille … Continue reading

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Gounod’s ‘Mireille’ comes to Lewes

Fancy a hot romantic summer in Provence? Throw in a few ghosts, a witch and a tragic ending for the soprano––along with some splendid music, of course––and you’ve got Gounod’s opera, Mireille. Widely reputed to be Gounod’s magnum opus, which … Continue reading

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