An Extraordinary Covent Garden Lucia from Oropesa, Castronovo, Maltman and Mariotti

02/11/2017

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloist; Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 30.10.2017. (CC)

Lucia

Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) & Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) in Lucia di Lammermoor
(c) Stephen Cummiskey

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BRB’s Crowd-Pleasing Aladdin Creates Ballet Memories for Young and Old

01/11/2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin: Soloists and artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 31.10.2017. (JPr)

Aladdin_BRB, Evening, LOWRY_SALFORD, Aladdin; Mathias Dingman, Princess Badr al-Budur; Momoko Hirata, The Mahgrib; Tyrone Singleton, The Djinn; Tzu-Chao Chou,

Mathias Dingman (Aladdin), Jonathan Payn (Sultan) & Momoko Hirata (Princess Badr al-Budur)
(c) Bill Cooper

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Some Good Singing and Acting Rescues WNO’s Eugene Onegin from Mediocrity

01/11/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 25.10.2017. (RJF)

WNO

Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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Good to Hear Khovanshchina Again, Albeit in the Softened Shostakovich Edition

01/11/2017

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 24.10.2017. (RJF)

WNO

WNO’s Khovanshchina (c) Clive Barda

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Lise Davidsen’s Powerful Voice Impresses in the Wexford Festival Opera’s Medea

31/10/2017

Wexford

Wexford Festival Opera 2017 [3] – Cherubini, Medea: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Stephen Barlow (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 28.10.2017. (JMI)

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Medea (c) Wexford Festival Opera

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Another Rediscovered Opera Gem at the Wexford Festival: Alfano’s Risurrezione

30/10/2017

Wexford

 Wexford Festival Opera [2] – Alfano, Risurrezione: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10.2017. (JMI)

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

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A Timely, Dreamlike Production of Menotti’s The Consul

30/10/2017

Menotti, The Consul: Soloists of Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic / Patrick Reynolds (conductor). Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio. 22.10.2017. (RDA)

THE CONSUL

Cindy Sadler, Tyler Alessi, & Karah Shay Thomson in The Consul (c) Dayton Opera

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ENO’s Rodelinda – Musical Triumph Beset by Problematic Staging

29/10/2017

Handel, Rodelinda: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Christian Curnyn (conductor). London Coliseum, 26.10.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Rodelinda © Jane Hobson

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