A Well-Sung and Acted Performance of La Cenerentola at Opera North

13/03/2017

Rossini, La Cenerentola: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North/Wyn Daview (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 9.3.2017.  (RJF)

'La Cenerentola' (c) Richard Hubert Smith

La Cenerentola (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Opera North Concludes Its Trio of Fairy Tale Operas with a Fine Production of Snow Maiden

13/03/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, Snow Maiden (sung in English): Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Leo McFall (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 10.3.2017. (RJF)

Snow Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

Snow Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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Alstaedt and Opera North Render an Unrecognizable Hansel and Gretel

13/03/2017

Opera North – Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel (sung in English): Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Christophe Alstaedt (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 8.3.2017. (RJF)

Hansel&G (C) Robert Workman

Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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Scottish Opera are on their Finest Form for David McVicar’s Pelléas et Melisande

12/03/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Melisande: Soloists and Chorus of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 11.3.2017. (SRT)

Carolyn Sampson as Mélisande in Pelléas and Mélisande. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit Richard Campbell. (3)

Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) in SO’s Pelléas and Mélisande (c) Richard Campbell

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Pappano, Chorus and Orchestra Excel in Holten’s Farewell Die Meistersinger at Covent Garden

12/03/2017

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 11.3.2017. (JPr)

170306_1664_meistersinger BRYN TERFEL AS HANS SACHS (C) ROH. PHOTO BY CLIVE BARDA

Bryn Terfel (centre) as Hans Sachs at the conclusion of Act II (c) Clive Barda

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Alvin Ailey Dancers Embody the American Soul

10/03/2017

Various composers: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 8.3.2017. (JRo)

Hope Boykin's r-Evolution, Dream. Photo credit: aul Kolnik/AAADT

Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream. (c) Paul Kolnik/AAADT

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Scartazzini’s Edward II Fails to Hit the Mark Despite a Fine Performance

10/03/2017

Scartazzini – Edward II: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Raymond Hughes) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 9.3.2017. (MB)

Edward II (c) Monika Rittershaus

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ETO Begin their Spring Tour and Bring Tosca to the Hackney Empire

10/03/2017

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists and Ensemble of English Touring Opera / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Hackney Empire, London. 9.3.2017. (JPr)

ETO Tosca - LR Tosca, Laura Mitchell; Scarpia, Craig Smith CREDIT Richard Hubert Smith (7)

ETO’s Tosca – Laura Mitchell (Tosca) & Craig Smith (Scarpia)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith

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