In Philadelphia, Commemorating Bernstein’s Centennial with an Exhilarating Candide

13/07/2019

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 22.6.2019. (BJ)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (left) and the cast of Candide

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Longborough’s Female-Centric Don Giovanni

13/07/2019

Longborough Festival Opera [3] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Thomas Blunt (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 11.7.2019. (CP)

Ivan Ludlow (Don Giovanni) & Llio Evans (Zerlina) © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Garsington’s Admirable Elucidation of Psychologically and Emotionally Dark The Turn of the Screw

13/07/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [3] – Britten, The Turn of Screw: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 7.7.2018. (CR)

Leo Jemison (Miles) Elen Willmer (Flora) Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) & Katherine Broderick (Miss Jessel)<br/>(c) Johan Persson

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A Spellbinding and Deeply Satisfying Trip to the World of Monteverdi’s Orfeo

10/07/2019

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, I Fagiolini (director: Robert Hollingworth) with Music and Theatre for All, Jerwood Hall (LSO St Luke’s), London, 7.7.2019. (AK)

I Fagiolini’s L’Orfeo (c) Ben Pugh

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Laurent Pelly’s Production of La fille du regiment Remains a Triumph

10/07/2019

Donizetti, La fille du regiment: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.7.2019. (CC)

Javier Camarena (Tonio) and Sabine Devieilhe (Marie) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Effervescent Rossini In Wellington

10/07/2019

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus and Orchestra Wellington / Wyn Davies (conductor), The Opera House, Wellington. 2.7.2019. (PM)

NZ Opera’s The Barber of Seville (c) David Rowland

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MacMillan’s Mayerling Performed in Los Angeles for the First Time

09/07/2019

Liszt, Kenneth MacMillan’s MayerlingArtists of the Royal Ballet / Koen Kessels (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 7.7.2019. (JRo)

Lauren Cuthbertson and Thiago Soares in Mayerling (c) Helen Maybanks/ROH

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Masterful Chamber Version of Das Rheingold in Vattnäs

09/07/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Dancers from M&M Dance School, Mora, Extras, Vattnäs Extended Chamber Orchestra / Joakim Unander (conductor), Vattnäs Concert Barn, Vattnäs, Sweden, 5.7.2019. (GF)

Katarina Böhm (Wellgunde), Alexandra Büchel (Woglinde), Elisabeth Leyser (Flosshilde)
(c) P-J Jansson

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