More is Less: Balletic Realisation of Casanova’s Life Fails To Grip

27/03/2017

Northern Ballet’s CasanovaDancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / Nathan Fifield (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 25.3.2017. (SRT)

Giuliano Contadini as Casanova and Dreda Blow as Bellino in Casanova. Photo Caroline Holden

Giuliano Contadini (Casanova) and Dreda Blow (Bellino)
in Casanova (c) Caroline Holden

Read more

Young English National Ballet Talent Impresses in Bausch, Forsythe and van Manen Choreography

25/03/2017

Various composers, English National Ballet – Bausch/Forsythe/Van Manen: Dancers of English National Ballet, Olga Khoziainova (piano), English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.3.2017. (JPr)

pina_bauschs_les_sacre_du_printemps_by_c_laurent_liotardo_2

Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring (c) Laurent Liotardo

Read more

Trisha Brown’s Dancers Light Up Los Angeles

14/03/2017

Trisha Brown, In Plain Site Los Angeles: Trisha Brown Dance Company, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 11.3.2017. (JRo)

Trisha Brown’s Sticks. Credit: Todd Cheney.

Trisha Brown’s Sticks (c) Todd Cheney

Read more

Alvin Ailey Dancers Embody the American Soul

10/03/2017

Various composers: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 8.3.2017. (JRo)

Hope Boykin's r-Evolution, Dream. Photo credit: aul Kolnik/AAADT

Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream. (c) Paul Kolnik/AAADT

Read more

The Royal Ballet’s Memorable Sleeping Beauty at the Cinema

01/03/2017

Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists and artists of the Royal Ballet, Students of The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba) broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 28.2.2017. (JPr)

SB

Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora (c) Johan Persson (2011)

Read more

A Young Choreographer Inspired by the Streets of LA

15/01/2017

Various composers, Jacob Jonas: Jacob Jonas The Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 13.1.2017. (JRo)

Jacob Jonas The Company__Photo credit_Courtesy of Jacob Jonas The Company_1

Jacob Jonas The Company (C) Jacob Jonas The Company

Read more

Alina Cojocaru’s Otherworldly Grace in English National Ballet’s Unforgettable Giselle

12/01/2017

Adolphe Adam, Giselle: Soloists, Corps de ballet of English National Ballet and English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). London Coliseum, London. 11.1.2017. (JPr)

alina_cojocaru_and_isaac_hernandez_in_giselle_c_laurent_liotardo_2

Alina Cojocaru (Giselle) and Isaac Hernández (Albrecht) (c) Laurent Liotardo

Read more

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Casts a Truly Magical Spell

16/12/2016

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School and the English Ballet School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 15.12.2015. (JPr)

alina_cojocaru_and_cesar_corrales_in_english_national_ballets_nutcracker_c_laurent_liotardo_2

Alina Cojocaru and Cesar Corrales in ENB’s Nutcracker
(c) Laurent Liotardo

Read more

Next Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2017 features Salieri’s The School of Jealousy __________________________________
  • NEW! Leeds Lieder Announces Seventh Festival of Song for April __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera Announces its 2017/2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season __________________________________
  • NEW! General Booking is Now Open for Longborough Festival Opera 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! 2017 Lucerne Summer Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at London’s Southbank Centre in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music in 2017-18 at London’s Barbican __________________________________
  • NEW! 2017 50th Blossom Music Festival season in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio __________________________________
  • NEW! The Carnegie Hall 2017-2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview of the LA Opera 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2017 Season in its New Opera House __________________________________
  • NEW! Garsington Opera’s Extended 2017 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017-18 Barbican Classical Music Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! Robert Farr reports on the 26th Annual Singing Competition Final – Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers __________________________________
  • UPDATED IN MEMORIAM NICOLAI GEDDA (1925-2017) __________________________________
  • NEW! Culture and the Coast: Garsington’s Opera for All and the new Coastal Culture Network __________________________________
  • NEW! BARITONE MICHAEL VOLLE IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST ALEXANDER KARPEYEV IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! Reviews of Opera in Mumbai: A Gala and La Bohème Revisited __________________________________
  • NEW! FIVE YOUNG SINGERS JOIN THE JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS FOR 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! THE SOPRANO ELISABETH MEISTER: FIGHTING BACK FROM WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU AND INSPIRING OTHERS __________________________________
  • NEW! REVIEWERS OF SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PICK THEIR BEST OF 2016 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Mastersingers Celebrate Wagner Past and Present with the Rehearsal Orchestra __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H