Swiftly Flowing and Straightforward RNCM Production of Cendrillon


Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Theatre, Manchester. 12.12.2017. (MC)

Cendrillon - Music by Jules Massenet - Libretto by Henri Cain - RNCM Opera - 6th December 2017 Conductor - Martin André Director - Olivia Fuchs Designer - Yannis Thavoris Lighting Designer - Matt Haskins

Caroline Taylor as Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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Orchestrally Revelatory Performances of Strauss and Mahler by the LSO


Strauss and Mahler: Simon O’Neill (tenor), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 13.12.2017. (JPr) Read more

English National Ballet’s Seemingly New-minted Nutcracker Intrigues and Enchants


Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker (choreography by Wayne Eagling): Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Students from English National Ballet School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, 13.12.2017. (J.O’D)


English National Ballet’s artists as Snowflakes in Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

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A Christmas Gift, Coupled with a Timeless Gem


Eric Benjamin, Beethoven: Canton Symphony Chorus, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz (conductor) / Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 3.12.2017. (TW) Read more

Anna Prohaska Shines as Monteverdi’s Poppea


Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin / Diego Fasolis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 10.12.2017. (MB)

Anna Prohaska; photo credit - Bernd Uhlig. Musikalische Leitung: Diego Fasolis Inszenierung: Eva-Maria Höckmayr Bühne: Jens Kilian Kostüme: Julia Rösler Licht: Olaf Freese Besetzung: A Prohaska

Anna Prohaska as Poppea (c) Bernd Uhlig.

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An Absorbing Winter Journey with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida


Schubert: Mark Padmore (tenor), Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.12.2017. (CC) Read more

NEW! The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series in 2018



Chamber music St James’ Piccadilly

The great Christopher Wren-designed Church of St James’ Piccadilly will host a brand new annual series of chamber music concerts from 2018: The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series launches on January 26th 2018 at 7.30pm with a concert given by LSO violinist Rhys Watkins, international cellist Rowena Calvert and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith. Read more

Love Triumphs in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s New Turandot


Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Chicago. 8.12.2017. (JLZ)

12/2/17 4:25:16 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA Lyric Opera Presents Puccinii's Turandot Dress Rehearsal © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Amber Wagner (Turandot), Stefano La Colla (Calaf) & Maria Agresta (Liù) © Todd Rosenberg

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