Scottish Opera’s First-Rate Production of Tchaikovsky’s Great Eugene Onegin

01/07/2018

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish National Opera / Stuart Stratford (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 28.6.2018. (RB)

Samuel Dale Johnson (Onegin) & Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) James Glossop

 

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Holten’s Don Giovanni Stimulates and, Occasionally, Transfixes at Covent Garden

01/07/2018

 Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Marc Minkowski (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 29.6.2018. (CC)

Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni (c) Bill Cooper

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La Dafne Proves A Near Miss in a Venue of the Gods

01/07/2018

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2018 – da Gagliano, La Dafne: Soloists, Modo Antiquo / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), The Grotta di Buontalenti of the Boboli Gardens, Florence, 25.6.2018. (CP)

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La Dafne (c) Camilla Ricci

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Tremendous Stuff: RCM’s In the Locked Room and The Lighthouse

30/06/2018

Watkins, In the Locked Room, and Davies, The Lighthouse: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 27.6.2018. (MB)

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Lucia di Lammermoor Makes a Triumphant Return to the Teatro Real

28/06/2018

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 25 & 26.6.2018. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Lucia di Lammermoor © J. del Real

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The OAE Brings the Music and Dance of Louis XIV’s Versailles to the Southbank

27/06/2018

 André Campra, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau and others: Anna Dennis (soprano), Nick Pritchard (tenor), Les Corps Éloquents (Hubert Hazebroucq [dancer/choreographer] and dancers: Irène Feste and Romain Arreghini), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / John Butt (harpsichord/conductor), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 26.6.2018. (JPr)

Les Corps Éloquents, Anna Dennis and the OAE (c) Belinda Lawley

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Families in Peril in LA Opera’s ‘Scare Pair’

27/06/2018

Getty, Usher House and The Canterville Ghost: Soloists of LA Opera, LA Opera Orchestra / Sara Jobin (conductor), The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, 24.6.2018. (JRo)

Matthew Burns (Sir Simon de Canterville) in The Canterville Ghost (c) Craig T. Mathew

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The Sixteen Deliver Life-Enhancing Performance of Acis & Galatea

27/06/2018

Handel: The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (conductor). Wigmore Hall, 23.6.2018. (CC)

Grace Davidson

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