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The best opera and classical in November 2019—Death in Venice at the ROH and Mrs Peachum in Wales

Plus Jamie Barton at Wigmore Hall

Mrs Peachum—a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera

Mrs Peachum—a reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera

Death in Venice, Royal Opera, 21st November to 6th December It’s been over 10 years since London saw a new production of Britten’s disquieting masterpiece Death in Venice. An evocative adaptation of Mann’s novella about an aging writer obsessed with youth, Britten’s late opera hums with exotic sounds—balanced by the spare beauty of the vocal lines. A new staging by David McVicar pits tenor Mark Padmore (Aschenbach) against baritone Gerald Finley as…

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