Pagliacci, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges review – Opera North’s ‘Little Greats’ series looks to be well named

By Tim Ashley for The Guardian (UK)

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L'Enfant et les Sortileges by Opera North; Photo by Tristram Kenton

Grand Theatre, Leeds
The company’s season of short operas is less adventurous than its previous iteration, but there is little to fault in the execution

For its autumn season, Opera North is reverting to a format first used in 2004 with a programme of “Little Greats” – six short works that each last around an hour, some more familiar than others, each engrossing in its own way. For the opening run in Leeds, they have been given standalone performances that can be booked individually, with two, three or four works being performed on each day; you could see all six in one weekend towards the end of October. For the subsequent tour, they are ticketed as double bills, although you will be able to catch Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges on its own at a series of matinees.

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Source: Opera News from the UK Guardian