Evergreen WNO Production Allows Audience to Appreciate Puccini’s Tosca At Its Best

24/04/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Theatre Cymru, Llandudno. 20.4.2018. (RJF)

WNO’s Tosca (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A Fast-moving WNO Don Giovanni Keep Singers and Audience On Their Toes

24/04/2018

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 19.4.2018.(RJF)

Elizabeth Watts (Donna Elvira) & David Stout (Leporello) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Opera North’s Concert Salome carries Theatrical Power

20/04/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor), Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, 19.4.2018. (JL)

Jennifer Holloway as Salome (c) Robert Workman

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Reconstructed Monteverdi Brings Humanity to a Venerable Myth

16/04/2018

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 13.4.2018. (MSJ)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) attempts to lead Euridice (Erica Schuller) out of the Underworld in the Apollo's Fire production of Montverdi's L'Orfeo. (Photograph courtesy of Apollo's Fire, copyright Erica Brenner Productions.)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) & Euridice (Erica Schuller) (c) Erica Brenner Productions

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Yoncheva, Beczała and Ageless Domingo Headline a Memorable Luisa Miller from the Met

15/04/2018

Verdi, Luisa Miller: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Bertrand de Billy (conductor), Met Live in HD broadcast to the Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 14.4.2018. (JPr)

Plácido Domingo (Miller) & Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) (c) Chris Lee

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Better Late Than Never: Britten’s Gloriana Makes an Impressive Madrid Debut

15/04/2018

Britten, Gloriana: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 12 & 13.4.2018. (JMI)

Gloriana © J. del Real

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English National Ballet’s Voices of America is Another Remarkable Company Achievement

14/04/2018

English National Ballet’s Voices of America (choreography by Azure Barton, William Forsythe and Jerome Robbins): Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 12.4.2018. (JPr)

Aaron Robison & Precious Adams in Approximate Sonata 2016 (c) Laurent Liotardo

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The Royal Opera Scintillates in Shostakovich’s Raw Lady Macbeth

14/04/2018

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (original version, 1934): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.4.2018. (CC)

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Katerina Ismailova (c) Clive Barda

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