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26 Mar 2007

Culture clash

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/theatre/show-23363664-details/30th+London+Handel+Festival+2007:+Benjamin+Britten+International+Opera+School+-+Poro,+Re+Dell'+Indie/showReview.do?reviewId=23390345

haendel.pngWarwick Thompson [ThisIsLondon, 26 March 2007]

Handel's 1731 opera deals with the ancient campaigns of Alexander the Great in 'India', the region now known as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Director Christopher Cowell sets the story in the early 18th century and - without a single tub being thumped - its contemporary relevance is all the greater because of it.

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