WNO’s From the House of the Dead – an Outstanding Achievement, Mandatory Viewing

15/10/2017

Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.10.2017. (GPu)

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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The Royal Opera Render a Thought-Provoking and Musical Les Vêpres siciliennes

14/10/2017

Verdi, Les Vêpres siciliennes (1855 Paris version): Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Maurizio Benini. Royal Opera House, London, 12.10.2017. (CC)

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Erwin Schrott as Jean Procida with dancers (c) ROH/Bill Cooper

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ENO’s The Barber of Seville is an Altogether Satisfying Evening

14/10/2017

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Hilary Griffiths. London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, 10.10.2017. (CC)

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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) & Sarah Tynan (Rosina) in ENO’s The Barber of Seville (c) Robbie Jack

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Peter Sellars’ Bizarre Janáček Production Steals Attention from the Excellent Performance

13/10/2017

Janáček – The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, ‘Vocal Heroes’ Children’s Chorus from the Berlin Philharmonic’s Educational Programme, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Brooklyn Academy of Music Presents Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing – An American Opera

13/10/2017

Matthew Aucoin, Crossing: 2017 New Wave Festival – Soloists, Chorus, A Far Cry/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, 8.10.2017. (RP)

Rod Gilfry & Alexander Lewis in Crossing © Richard Termine

Rod Gilfry & Alexander Lewis in Crossing © Richard Termine

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Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes Reaches The Kennedy Center

12/10/2017

Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes: Soloists and artists of New Adventures. Opera House, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 10.10.2017. (RRR)

THE RED SHOES by Bourne,          , Choreographer and Director - Mathew Bourne, Designer - Lez Brotherstoni, Lighting - Paule Constable, Plymouth, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page) and Sam Archer (Boris Lermontov) (c) Johan Persson

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Compelling Rite and an Energetic Stravinsky Pairing from Scottish Ballet

11/10/2017

Stravinsky: Dancers and Orchestra of Scottish Ballet / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 11.10.2017. (SRT)

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Sophie Martin & Constant Vigier in Christopher Hampson’s The Rite of Spring (c) Andy Ross

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A Scintillating Rigoletto Arrives from San Francisco

11/10/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 7.10.2017. (JLZ)

 Quinn Kelsey and Rosa Feola in 'Rigoletto' at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Rosa Feola (Gilda) in Rigoletto (c) Todd Rosenberg

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