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2-11-17. A Night in Birmingham. Attending Much Acclaimed. Welsh National Opera Production. Of the Janacek Opera " From The House Of The Dead ". In Three Acts, Sung in English.

Opera Staged at The Birmingham Hippodrome. After Early Arrival. Enjoy Ginger & Honey, Ice Cream Tub !.

Tomas Hanus Conducts. He is Also Musical Director of the WNO. Tomas Studied with Jiri Belohlavek. Tomas a Brno Native. Janacek,s House was Only Two Blocks from Tomas,s Childhood Apartment. Belohlavek Helped Teach Tomas to Discover. What Your Own Way, Should Be.

Opera Design Very Good. By the Late Maria Bjornson. Could Make Out Tonight,s Singers. Before The Action Begins. The Opera is Set in a Siberian Prison. Based on the Notes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky,s " Notes From The Dead ".

Opera Starts with a New Inmate. A Nobleman, Goryanchikov. Who is Questioned. Then Beaten. To a Inch Of His Life.

A Eagle is Baited by the Prisoners. I Reckon Eagle is Rather Brave. Coming Here. Even if it is Wounded !.

Inmates Narrate how they Have Come to Be Incarcerated Here. Mood is Brightened in Act Two. With Easter. On a Improvised Stage. The Prisoners Preform Two Plays. One Of Which is " Kedril & Don Juan ". A Version of The " Don Giovani " Story.

Do Not Be Fooled Though. Being A Opera. Things Cannot be Happy for Long !.

Alyeya, A Tarter Boy. Played Excellently by Paula Greenwood. Is Attacked by the Small Convict. With a Hot Kettle. Very Nasty !. Good Performance Too by Mark Le Brocq. Who Plays Two Characters. Luka Kuzmich & Filka Morozov.

Good News in the End. The Eagle is Released. Fine for all Crystal Palace Supporters Everywhere !.

Enjoyed the Programme Notes from John Tyrrell. Who I know, From Being a Dvorak Society Member.

A Good Nights Entertainment. Leave to see a Good Friend. Mind, That,s Another Story !.

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