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Performance notes: obscure opera

Domingo may be at Covent Garden this March, but for a real operatic adventure head for the backstreets of Bloomsbury

By Martin Kettle   March 2010

The British premiere of Lalo’s Fiesque, performed by University College Opera in 2008 What is London’s hottest opera ticket this March? The obvious answer has to be Plácido Domingo in Handel’s Tamerlano at Covent Garden, the great and ever-questing tenor’s first Handel role in this country. Or perhaps, across at the Coliseum, it is the revival by English National Opera of its stunning production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, the only opera in Sanskrit that most of us are likely to see this year—and certainly the best.

If you have a ticket for either, you won’t be disappointed.…

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