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Thieving Magpie


THE THIEVING MAGPIE - Rossini Back to Gallery

JULY 2015
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street,
Birmingham B16 8AE

Christopher Morley said of this production..

'Midland Opera bring the world's important operas right into the heart of Birmingham, The Thieving Magpie had some wonderful moments of musical delivery when soloists took flight. As Ninetta, the falsely-accused servant-girl, Abigail Kelly was simply brilliant. Robert Tilson was her attractive fiance Gianetto, Devon Harrison was engaging as his father, and Wendy Silvester placed her notes well as his mother, Lucia. Roger Hanke scored a comedic triumph in dual roles as pedlar and prison warder, with the MO chorus projecting singing of great linear and harmonic clarity. And the wonderful kleptomaniac magpie, deftly manipulated by Deborah Johnson, did a tremendous ventriloquist's job, croaking and growling away.'


local favourite Abigail Kelly.


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