Mozart’s Magic Flute Weaves its Magic in Gothenburg

05/04/2017

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 1.4.2017. (NS) Read more

The Komische Oper’s Colourful Portrayal of The Fair at Sorochintsy

04/04/2017

Mussorgsky, The Fair at Sorochintsy: Orchestra, Children’s Chorus (chorus mistress: Dagmar Fiebach) and Chorus of the Komische Oper, Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Vocalconsort Berlin / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 2.4.2017. (MB)

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Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochintsy (c) Monika Rittershaus

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From Turin to Geneva: Manon Lescaut under Gianandrea Noseda

02/04/2017

Puccini, Manon Lescaut (concert performance): Soloists, Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Torino / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Théâtre des Nations, Geneva, 30.3.2017. (ALL) Read more

RNCM’s Second Cast Makes RNCM’s Theodora an Entertaining and Enjoyable Evening

02/04/2017

Handel, Theodora: Soloists, RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Roger Hamilton (conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 30.3.2017. (MC)

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel's Theodora (Cast B) © RNCM 2017

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel’s Theodora © RNCM

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The Royal Opera’s Sublime Madama Butterfly Finds Pappano at his Very Best

31/03/2017

Puccini, Madama ButterflySoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Matthew Woodward and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 30.3.2017. (JPr)

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Marcelo Puente (Pinkerton) & Ermonela Jaho (Butterfly) (c) Bill Cooper

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Álvarez, Camarena and Moreno Shine in the Liceu’s Rigoletto

31/03/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 28 & 29.3.2017. (JMI)

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Rigoletto © Antonio Bofill

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Excellent Singing and Acting Enables RNCM’s Students to Create Meaningful Drama in Theodora

29/03/2017

Handel, Theodora: Soloists and Chorus of RNCM Opera Orchestra / Roger Hamilton (conductor), Opera Theatre , Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 24.3.2017. (RJF)

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Romans roistering in RNCM’s Theodora (c) RNCM

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A Rare Chance to Experience Delius’ Greatest Opera is Compromised by a Greatly Reduced Orchestration

29/03/2017

Delius – A Village Romeo and Juliet: Soloists, New Sussex Opera Chorus, Kantanti Ensemble / Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 28.3.2017 (AS)

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New Sussex Opera’s A Village Romeo and Juliet (c) Robert Knights

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