World Première of Nick Powell’s Cold Calling: The Arctic Project Blows Hot and Cold

21/09/2016

Nick Powell, Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (a musical-theatre experience created and composed by Nick Powell, written and directed by Anthony Neilson): City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Bloxham (conductor). Studio Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 16.9.2016. (GR)

Photo credit: Robert Day

Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (c) Robert Day

Read more

An Enchanted Evening with the Music of Richard Rogers

20/08/2016

Richard Rodgers, Some Enchanted Evening: Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier & Gary Wilmot (vocalists), ArtsEd Ensemble, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Kevan Allen (choreographer), Richard Balcombe (music director). Cadogan Hall, London, 18.8.2016. (JPr)

The dress rehearsal of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, A Musical Celebration of the Hits of Broadway Legend Richard Rodgers, at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, Box Office: 020 7730 4500, www.cadoganhall.com Performances- Thursday 18 August 2016, 7.30pm - Saturday 20 August 2016, 7.30pm Starring Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier and Gary Wilmot with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, Babes In Arms, Cinderella, State Fair, On Your Toes… Enjoy classic songs from these great musicals such as The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine, Climb Every Mountain, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, Edelweiss, Shall We Dance?, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Do-Re-Mi, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered … and many, many more!

Some Enchanted Evening [L-R] Michael Xavier, Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall and Gary Wilmot
with the ArtsEd Ensemble & Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (c) Alex MacNaughton

Read more

Political Incorrectness Unleashed at Blackpool

14/04/2016

Mel Brooks, The Producers: Blackpool Operatic Players, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 13.4.2016. (MC) Read more

Another Captivating Street Scene from a Different RNCM Cast

08/12/2015

 Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of RNCM Opera / Clarke Rundell (conductor), Harish Shankar (assistant conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 4.12.2015. (MC)

Sarah-Foubert-Greta-Fiorentino-Joanna-Harries-Emma-Jones-403

RNCM’s Street Scene

Read more

A Pared Down Guys & Dolls Brings Runyon’s 1930’s New York to Life

06/12/2015

Loesser, Guys & Dolls: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 4.12.2015-20.12.2015. (JRo)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Nov 29: The Wallis presents "Guys and Dolls" at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 29th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Guys and Dolls at The Wallis Annenberg Center
Jonathan Luke Stevens (center) and cast (c) Kevin Parry

Read more

Opera North Do Cole Porter Proud with a Spectacular Kiss Me, Kate

19/11/2015

Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North /  David Charles Abel (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 13.11.2015. (RJF)

'

Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate (c) Opera North

Read more

WNO’s Gruesome Sweeney Todd Brings Madness to the Musical Theatre

03/11/2015

Stephen Sondheim,  Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical ThrillerSoloists and Orchestras of Welsh National Opera/James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 29.10.2015. (RJF)

Sweeney Todd

WNO’s Sweeney Todd (c) Welsh National Opera

Read more

Refreshing New Approach to the Orpheus Myth from Versatile Little Bulb Theatre

17/09/2015

Deloitte Ignite Festival 2015 – Django Reinhart: Orpheus: Little Bulb Theatre / Dominic Conway (music director), Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH, London, 16.9.2015. (JPr)

Orpheus-press-3-credit photo by RULER www.thisisruler.net

Dominic Conway as Django/Orpheus with the woodland creatures (c) RULER

Read more

Next Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield __________________________________
  • NEW! Svetlana Zakharova and Bolshoi Stars Bring Amore to the London Coliseum in November __________________________________
  • NEW! Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Premieres on 15 October in Cardiff __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! I Musicanti’s ‘Alexandra and the Russians’ at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017 Oxford Lieder Festival – The Last of the Romantics __________________________________
  • NEW! Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s Return to London in May 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! St John’s Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2017/18 Season in Berlin __________________________________
  • NEW! Birmingham and Beyond: Ex Cathedra in 2017/18 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Glyndebourne Opera Cup and Glyndebourne in 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Opera’s 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! What is the Critic’s Job? A Review of A. O. Scott’s Recent Book __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! A FULLY STAGED PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IN ORLEANS, MA __________________________________
  • NEW! JIŘÍ BĔLOHLÁVEK (1946-2017) AND THE CZECH CONDUCTING LEGACY __________________________________
  • NEW! JUSTIN DOYLE DISCUSSES MONTEVERDI WITH MARK BERRY __________________________________
  • NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize __________________________________
  • NEW! Opportunity for a Rare Composition Masterclass with Gavin Bryars in April 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! ITINÉRAIRE BAROQUE 2017: TON KOOPMAN TALKS TO COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House in Mumbai is Restored to its Former Glory __________________________________
  • NEW! iSING! – International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H