La finta giardiniera Benefits from an Excellent Ensemble Approach

02/12/2016

Mozart, La finta giardinieraSoloists, Royal College of Music of Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 28.11.2016. (MB) Read more

High Standards in Opera North’s Puccini Double Bil

01/12/2016

Puccini, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jac Van Steen (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 30.11.2016. (SRT)

A scene from Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica by Opera North @ Grand Theatre, Leeds. (Opening 01-10-16) ©Tristram Kenton 09/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

A scene from Opera North’s Suor Angelica © Tristram Kenton

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WNO’s Current Macbeth Compares Poorly with Other Verdi Productions over Past 50 Years

30/11/2016

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Andriy Yurkevych (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 24.11.2016. (RJF)

Welsh National Opera Chorus - the assassins of Banquo.  Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith.

Welsh National Opera Chorus – the assassins of Banquo (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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The Sting and Seduction of Tristan

30/11/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (opening of 2016/17 season): Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.11.2016. (JB)

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Rachel Nicholls (Isolde) & Andreas Schager (Tristan) (c) Y Kageyama

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Merchant of Venice is not Easy on the Ear but Well Staged and with a Sterling Cast

30/11/2016

André Tchaikowsky, The Merchant of Venice: Soloists, and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lionel Friend (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 22.11.2016. (RJF)

Trial Scene. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

The Merchant of Venice Trial Scene (c) Johan Persson

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Curtis Opera Theatre Mounts Touching, Finely Sung Rape of Lucretia

30/11/2016

Britten, The Rape of Lucretia: Curtis Opera Theatre, Conner Gray Covington (conductor), Prince Theater, Philadelphia, 19.11.2016. (BJ)

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Evan Johnson and Tiffany Townsend as the male chorus and female chorus
in the Curtis Opera Theatre’s The Rape of Lucretia (c) Cory Weaver

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Diana Damrau and Simon Keenlyside Are Superb in Milan’s Le nozze di Figaro

29/11/2016

Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroTeatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 27.11.2016. (JMI)

Le nozze di Figaro ©Teatro alla Scala

Le nozze di Figaro © Teatro alla Scala

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A Musically Pleasing but Uneven Performance in Bergamo of a Donizetti Rarity

29/11/2016

Donizetti, Olivo è PasqualeAccademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 26.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Olivo è Pasquale</i> © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

Olivo è Pasquale © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

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