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Ken Russell opera, theatre and radio

"Opera is just like the musicals, only the music is better, and if they're produced properly, they're much more exciting.  I've always tried to make opera a human story so that people feel emotionally involved.  It mustn't be unbelievable because people need to relate to the characters."  Ken Russell, 1987.

Ken Russell Faust

The operas (click titles for pages)

1982 The Rake's Progress (Stravinsky)
1983 Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
1984 The Italian Girl in Algiers (Rossini)
1984 La Boheme (Puccini)
1985 Die Soldaten (Zimmerman) 1985 Faust (Gounod)
1989 Mefistofoles (Boite)
1992 Princess Ida (Gilbert and Sullivan)
1993 Salome
(Richard Strauss)

The plays (click titles for pages)

2000 Weill and Lenya (Paris and Russell)
2008 Mindgame (Anthony Horowitz)


Radio (click title for page)

The Death of Alexander Scriabin




More opera/stage/radio work

Click title for opera, play or radio  The Rake's Progress *   Madama Butterfly * The Italian Girl in Tangiers * La Boheme *   Die Soldaten * Faust * Mefistofoles * Princess Ida * Salome * Weill and Lenya (play)/font> * Mindgame (play) * The Death of Alexander Scriabin (radio) *


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