Anja Kampe Triumphs in Munich’s New La fanciulla del West

27/03/2019

Puccini, La fanciulla del West: Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper and Bayerisches Staatsorchester / James Gaffigan (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.3.2019. (JMI)

Bayerische Staatsoper’s La fanciulla del West © W. Hösl

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MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet Showcases The Royal Ballet’s Talented Ensemble

27/03/2019

Prokofiev, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 26.3.2019. (JPr)

Matthew Ball (Romeo) & Lauren Cuthbertson (Juliet) (c) Helen Maybanks.

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Mid Wales Opera’s Tosca Drew a Full and Appreciative Audience to Theatre Clwyd Mold

27/03/2019

 Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor). Theatre Clwyd Mold, 24.3.2019. (RJF)

Elin Pritchard (Tosca) & Nicholas Folwell (Scarpia) (c) MWO

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Chelsea Opera Group Give a Glorious Performance of Boito’s Mefistofele

27/03/2019

Boito, Mefistofele (1881 version, concert performance): Soloists, Chorus of Chelsea Opera Group augmented by members from Opera Alegria and Highgate Choral Society, Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra / Matthew Scott Rogers (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 24.3.2019. (CC)

Chelsea Opera Group’s Mefistofele (c) Robert Workman

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Engaging Rigoletto Opens Buenos Aires 2019

25/03/2019

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Maurizio Benini (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.3.2019. (JSJ)

Teatro Colón’s Rigoletto (c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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Strong Voices All Round in Zurich Opera’s revival of Tannhäuser

25/03/2019

Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, Axel Kober (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 23.3.2019. (JR)

Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) & Lise Davidsen (Elisabeth) (c) Toni Suter

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Much to Savour in the Royal Academy’s Tchaikovsky and Ravel Double Bill

24/03/2019

Tchaikovsky and Ravel: Soloists, Royal Academy Opera Chorus and Sinfonia / Gareth Hancock (conductor). Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 18.3.2019. (MB)

Iolanta (c) Robert Workman

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Mark Morris’s Pepperland is Perhaps a ‘Dance to the Music of Time’ at Sadler’s Wells

24/03/2019

Mark Morris Dance Group – Pepperland: Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.3.2019. (JO’D)

Mark Morris Dance Group’s Pepperland (c) Gareth Jones

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