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Prospect recommends: opera

By David Benedict  

Radamisto Dir David Alden, ENO 7th October-4th November

You can spot a David Alden production a mile off: real singing actors giving performances of true emotional intensity on boldly designed stages. Old school “stand and deliver” practice—singers rooted to the spot, devoted solely to flawless vocals, usually to soporific effect—is, mercifully, banished. His transfixing ENO production of Handel’s Ariodante has been revived countless times and he’s returning with a new production of Handel’s Radamisto. Not…

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