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Matthew Halls reports from Essen

  • Mar 18, 2014

Two weekends ago, I took myself off to Essen, one of the few German cities that I've not had the pleasure of visiting on my travels — until now. I was accompanied by more suitcases than normal, as I am hunkering down for the next two and a half months of performances at the Aalto Theatre Handel's Ariodante is on the menu in a new fully staged production at the old theatre in Essen. I've performed quite a few Handel operas over the years but never Ariodante. It's a masterpiece, and I just can't wait to start work on it. Opera is always...