Coppélia Ballet in Rome

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When the graceful melody of the Coppélia waltz starts I close my eyes, listening to the beautiful score composed by Leo Delibes consisting of mazurkas and waltzes, and conducted by Koen Kessels for the Teatro dell’Opera. The orchestra gives voice and emotion to the gestures of the dancers and throughout, the co-ordination between orchestra and choreography was superlative.
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An Interview with Raindance Film Festival founder Elliot Grove

Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival, an independent film festival that was established in 1992. The Raindance Film Festival supports and promotes independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world. Elliot Grove answers some questions for Performance Reviewed.
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A night at the opera: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia

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Every young girl wants to believe in a fairy tale ending, a concept that Hollywood has not only over-commercialized but stereotyped into an almost generic formula. Thus it was with heart-rending pleasure that I found myself transported back to my childhood notions of make-believe in Il Barbiere di Seviglia at the Teatro Real in Madrid whilst reveling in Rossini’s farcical melodramma buffo.
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