Fine Singing and a Staging that Could Hardly be Bettered at the RNCM

19/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. 17.3.2018. (RJF)

Kimberley Raw (Witch) in Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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Mid-Wales Opera’s Attractive and Intimate Eugene Onegin

19/03/2018

 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor), Riverfront Theatre, Newport, 16.3.2018. (GPu)

Mid Wales Opera’s Eugene Onegin (c) MWO

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In their Year of Change Ballet Black’s Barbican Performances Hold the Attention

19/03/2018

Ballet Black – The Suit and A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s DreamBarbican Theatre, London, 16.3.2018. (JO’D)

Cathy Marston’s The Suit for Ballet Black
(c) Bill Cooper

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Making the Case for Bernstein’s A Quiet Place

18/03/2018

Bernstein, A Quiet Place: Soloists, Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 9.3.2018. (RP)

Dennis Chmelensky in Curtis Opera Theatre’s A Quiet Place © Paula Court

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Daniel Kramer’s La traviata for English National Opera Disappoints

17/03/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Leo McFall (conductor), 16.3.2018. (JPr)

Lukhanyo Moyake (Alfredo), Claudia Boyle (Violetta) & Aled Hall (Gaston) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Superb Ariodante from the Incomparable William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

16/03/2018

Handel, Ariodante (concert performance): Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 14.3.2018. (JMI)

Ariodante © A. Bofill

Ariodante © A. Bofill

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Opera North’s First Production of a Verdi Masterpiece Disappoints

15/03/2018

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), The Lowry, Salford Quays, 10.3.2018. (RJF)

Patricia Bardon (;Ulrica Arvidson) and Richard Mosley-Evans (Christian) (c) Clive Barda

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A Return to the Brilliant Days of the Liceu with a Superb Andrea Chénier

14/03/2018

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Pinchas Steinberg (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 12 & 13.3.2018. (JMI)

Jonas Kaufmann & Sondra Radvanovsky in Andrea Chénier © A. Bofill

Jonas Kaufmann & Sondra Radvanovsky in Andrea Chénier © A. Bofill

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