Garsington Opera’s Rough-edged yet Consistent Interpretation of Le nozze di Figaro



Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2017. (CR)


Jennifer France (Susanna) & Joshua Bloom (Figaro) in Le nozze di Figaro (c) Mark Douet

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A Well-Contrasted and Well-Planned BBCNOW Concert Concludes the Vale of Glamorgan Festival


Vale of Glamorgan Festival [2] – Adams, Fitkin, Watkins: Sophie Westbrooke (recorder), Paul Watkins (cello), Apollon Musagète Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Tecwyn Evans (conductor). Vale of Glamorgan Festival at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 26.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

Songs by Vaughan Williams Enhanced by Sensitive Orchestrations


Chipping Campden Festival [2] – Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius: Roderick Williams (baritone); Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra / Thomas Hull (conductor), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 25.5.2017 (JQ)


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Are Six Pianos Better than One? Contemporary Works Make the Case in Cardiff


Vale of Glamorgan Festival [1] – Grand Band: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell (pianos). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

A Fine and Insightful Performance of Die schöne Müllerin


Chipping Campden Music Festival [1] – Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone); Iain Burnside (piano). St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 24.5.2017. (JQ)


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A Fine Performance of Jephtha


HandelJephtha: Soloists, Holst Singers, Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Layton (conductor), St John’s Smith Square, London, 20.5.2017. (CC) Read more

‘Thrillingly Heroic’: Welsh-Language Opera Y Tŵr’s Underplays the Symbolism but the Performances Impress


Guto Puw, Y Tŵr [The Tower] – first performance: Music Theatre Wales Ensemble / Richard Baker (conductor), Vale of Glamorgan Festival (collaboration between Music Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, 19.5.2017. (PCG)

 Female - Caryl Hughes; Male - Gwion Thomas; Photo credit - Clive Barda.

Y Tŵr Caryl Hughes (Female) Gwion Thomas (Male) (c) Clive Barda

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Mikhail Svetlov’s Human, Witty and Wonderful King Dodon in New Opera NYC’s Golden Cockerel


Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra, New Opera NYC / J. David Jackson (conductor), Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, New York, 18.5.2017. (RP)

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC.

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC

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