In San Francisco, Dvořák’s Magnificently Dark Fairy Tale

26/06/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 22.6.2019. (HS)

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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Kosky’s Carmen Revival at Covent Garden is a Triumph of Style Over Substance

26/06/2019

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 24.6.2019. (JPr)

(centre) Anaïk Morel as Carmen (c) Bill Cooper

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Offenbach’s Bicentenary Year Garsington Opera Fantasio

24/06/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [2] – Offenbach, Fantasio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 22.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Fantasio

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New York Production of David Lang’s New Opera Engulfs the Audience

23/06/2019

David Lang, prisoner of the state: Soloists, New York Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor). David Geffen Hall, New York City, 7.6.2019. (DS)

David Lang’s prisoner of the state (c) Chris Lee)

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Natalia Osipova is a True ‘Force of Nature’ in Arthur Pita’s The Mother

23/06/2019

The Mother (choreography by Arthur Pita): Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 21.6.2019. (JPr)

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard in The Mother (c) Mikah Smillie

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Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners: A Beautiful Piece, Beautifully Performed

22/06/2019

Robert Hugill, The GardenersInstrumental Ensemble (Oliver Wass {harp], Charlotte Amherst [violin] Joanna Patrick [viola], Sophie Hayes [cello], Anthony Friend [clarinet]) / William Vann (conductor). Conway Hall, London 18.6.2019. (CC)

Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners (c) Robert Piwko

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Flashback, or Flash Forward? Arthur Pita’s The Mother with Natalia Osipova

22/06/2019

The Mother (choreography by Arthur Pita): Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 20.6.2019. (JO’D)

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard (c) Kenny Mathieson

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In Somnium at Sadler’s Wells Neil and Katya Jones Dream the Impossible Dream

22/06/2019

SOMNIUM – A DANCER’S DREAM: Neil and Katya Jones, Charles Venn and company of dancers. Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.6.2019. (JPr)

Neil and Katya Jones in Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream

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