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Opera Features

The Seckerson Tapes: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, The Rite of Spring, ENO

Edward Seckerson

theartsdesk's podcasts with broadcaster Edward Seckerson continue with a look at the English National Opera's new production of two 20th-century masterpieces: Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Daniel Kramer takes on the mysterious Bluebeard, while Michael Keegan-Dolan and his Olivier Award-nominated dance company, Fabulous Beast, tackle the uncontrollable forces of Stravinsky's infamous Rite.

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Podcast: Turandot, ENO

Edward Seckerson

The first in a series of podcasts in which the writer, broadcaster and former presenter of BBC Radio 3's Stage and Screen Edward Seckerson interviews the leading lights of opera and classical music. Here, the team behind English National Opera's new production of Puccini's Turandot which premieres next month.

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