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The best UK classical and opera this May

Glyndebourne Festival returns, plus the ROH reopens with a new staging of Mozart

By Alexandra Coghlan   May 2021

Photo: Mark Allan

Kátá Kabanová, Glyndebourne Festival, 20th May to 19th June

The Glyndebourne Festival kicks off the summer opera season with a brand new production of Janácek’s tragic Kátá Kabanová. Inspired by the composer’s own infatuation with a married woman, its heroine stands alongside Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary as one of fiction’s most fascinating creations. Olivier Award-winning director Damiano Michieletto makes his festival debut with a staging that stars Kateřina Knĕžíková in the title role, alongside veteran soprano Katarina Dalayman and British tenors David Butt Philip and Nicky Spence.

Das Lied von der Erde, Barbican, streaming 9th May

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