High Standards in Opera North’s Puccini Double Bil

01/12/2016

Puccini, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jac Van Steen (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 30.11.2016. (SRT)

A scene from Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica by Opera North @ Grand Theatre, Leeds. (Opening 01-10-16) ©Tristram Kenton 09/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

A scene from Opera North’s Suor Angelica © Tristram Kenton

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WNO’s Current Macbeth Compares Poorly with Other Verdi Productions over Past 50 Years

30/11/2016

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Andriy Yurkevych (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 24.11.2016. (RJF)

Welsh National Opera Chorus - the assassins of Banquo.  Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith.

Welsh National Opera Chorus – the assassins of Banquo (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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The Sting and Seduction of Tristan

30/11/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (opening of 2016/17 season): Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.11.2016. (JB)

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Rachel Nicholls (Isolde) & Andreas Schager (Tristan) (c) Y Kageyama

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Merchant of Venice is not Easy on the Ear but Well Staged and with a Sterling Cast

30/11/2016

André Tchaikowsky, The Merchant of Venice: Soloists, and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lionel Friend (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 22.11.2016. (RJF)

Trial Scene. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

The Merchant of Venice Trial Scene (c) Johan Persson

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Curtis Opera Theatre Mounts Touching, Finely Sung Rape of Lucretia

30/11/2016

Britten, The Rape of Lucretia: Curtis Opera Theatre, Conner Gray Covington (conductor), Prince Theater, Philadelphia, 19.11.2016. (BJ)

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Evan Johnson and Tiffany Townsend as the male chorus and female chorus
in the Curtis Opera Theatre’s The Rape of Lucretia (c) Cory Weaver

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Diana Damrau and Simon Keenlyside Are Superb in Milan’s Le nozze di Figaro

29/11/2016

Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroTeatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 27.11.2016. (JMI)

Le nozze di Figaro ©Teatro alla Scala

Le nozze di Figaro © Teatro alla Scala

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A Musically Pleasing but Uneven Performance in Bergamo of a Donizetti Rarity

29/11/2016

Donizetti, Olivo è PasqualeAccademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 26.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Olivo è Pasquale</i> © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

Olivo è Pasquale © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

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A Brilliant Performance of Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at the Bergamo Festival

29/11/2016

Donizetti, Rosmonda d’Inghilterra: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Sebastiano Rolli (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 25.11.2016. (JMI)

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra. Photo: Courtesy Festival Internazionale. Donizetti Opera

Rosmonda d’Inghilterra Courtesy Festival Internazionale Donizetti Opera

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