A rather tired Don Giovanni opens the Royal Opera’s new season

17/09/2019

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 16.9.2019. (CC)

Brindley Sherratt (Commendatore) in Don Giovanni
(c) Mark Douet

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Elaine McKrill and Jonathan Stoughton impress in Saffron Opera Group’s exciting and engrossing Tristan und Isolde

16/09/2019

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (concert performance): Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 15.9.2019. (JPr)

(l-r) Elaine McKrill (Isolde), Michael Thorne (conductor) & Jonathan Stoughton (Tristan)
with the Saffron Opera Group Orchestra (c) Roger King

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Radius Opera premieres Benjamin’s The Fire of Olympus in Burnley

16/09/2019

Tim Benjamin’s The Fire of Olympus (or, On Sticking It To The Man): Soloists and Orchestra (harpsichord: Alex Robinson) of Radius Opera / Ellie Slorach (conductor). Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley, 14.9.2019 (RBa)

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Das Rheingold is a good omen for the rest of Salonen’s Ring cycle

15/09/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Finnish National Opera Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 3.9.2019. (GF)

Jukka Rasilainen as Alberich © Ralph Larmann

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The Linbury Theatre welcomes Kazakhstan’s Astana Ballet for a four-work mixed programme

15/09/2019

Astana Ballet Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 12.9.2019. (JO’D)

Astana Ballet’s The Heritage of the Great Steppe (c) Askhat Nurekin

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20 years of opera in Buenos Aires – Bravo Juventus Lyrica!

13/09/2019

20th Anniversary Grand Gala: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 7.9.2019. (JSJ)

Juventus Lyrica’s 20th anniversary gala. Photo: Liliana Morsia.

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Stellar voices mark a preview of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new season

10/09/2019

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 2019: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus / Michael Black (director), Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, 6.9.2019. (JLZ)

Crowds at Chicago’s Millennium Park © Todd Rosenberg

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Bampton Classical Opera’s rollicking Storace revival

02/09/2019

Stephen Storace, Gli Sposi Malcontenti: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Anthony Kraus (conductor). Westonbirt School, Westonbirt, 29.8.2019. (CP)

Aoife O’Sullivan (Enrichetta), Adam Tunnicliffe (Valente) and Caroline Kennedy (Bettina)
in Bampton Classical Opera’s Bride and Gloom

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