A Splendid Revival of a Rarely Seen de Nebra Opera

19/11/2018

de Nebra, Venus y Adonis (concert version): Los Músicos de su Alteza / Luis Antonio González (conductor), Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 18.11.2018. (JMI)

Luis Antonio González and Los Músicos de su Alteza (c) CNDM

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Puts and Campbell Dramatize the Christmas Truce of 1914

19/11/2018

Kevin Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 17.11.2018. (RRR)

WNO’s Silent Night (c) Teresa Wood

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LA Opera’s Hansel and Gretel – a Holiday Treat to Savor

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Members of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17.11.2018. (JRo)

Susan Graham (the Witch), Sasha Cooke (Hansel) & Liv Redpath (Gretel)
© Cory Weaver

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Vibrant and Colourful Company Performance of Merry Widow from Opera North

19/11/2018

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2018. (RJF)

Quirijn de Lang (Danilo) & members of the Chorus of Opera North (c) Robert Workman

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Kramer’s Vision and Tilmans’s Unforgettable Photography Create a Powerful War Requiem

18/11/2018

Britten: Emma Bell (soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Finchley Children’s Music Group, ENO War Requiem Ensemble (Porgy and Bess Ensemble and Chorus of English National Opera), Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 16.11.2018. (CC)

ENO’s War Requiem (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Welcome New Opera North Tosca Production has an Outstanding Singer in the Title Role

18/11/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jonathan Santagada (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 14.11.2018. (RJF)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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For Only An Hour is Something Rather Memorably ‘Rich and Strange’

18/11/2018

Sardoville’s For Only An Hour with Phil Sanger: The Blue Elephant Theatre, London, 16.11.2018. (JO’D)

Phil Sanger in For Only An Hour

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Carlos Álvarez’s Doge has Grandeur and Stentorian Power in Moshinsky’s Royal Opera Boccanegra

17/11/2018

Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 15.11.2018. (JPr)

Mark Rucker (Paolo) and Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) (c) Clive Barda

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