Regal Joyce DiDonato and Gifted Daniela Barcellona Triumph in Royal Opera’s Semiramide

21/11/2017

Rossini, Semiramide: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.11.2017. (JPr)

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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) & Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) (c) Bill Cooper

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G&S and Bernstein Provide an Ideal Ending to Opera North’s Little Greats

20/11/2017

Sullivan and Bernstein: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg and Oliver Rundell (conductors), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 17.11.2017. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Trouble oin Tahiti

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Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition (2017). And the Winner Is …

20/11/2017

Bampton Classical Opera – Young Singers’ Competition 2017: Holywell Music Room, Oxford 19.11.2017. (CR)

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Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano)

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Nico Muhly’s Marnie for ENO Returns to England and Loses the Plot

20/11/2017

Nico Muhly, Marnie: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), London Coliseum, 18.11.2017. (JPr)

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Sasha Cooke as Marnie (front) and ‘Shadow Marnies’ (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Two Rarely Heard Ravel and Janáček Operas get Masterful Opera North Productions

20/11/2017

Ravel and Janáček: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 16.11.2017. (RJF)

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Opera North’s L’enfant et les sortileges

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Highly Imaginative and Exuberant Così fan tutte from Northern Ireland Opera

19/11/2017

Mozart, Così fan tutteCast and Chorus of Northern Ireland Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Nicholas Chalmers (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 17.11.2017. (RB)

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Northern Ireland Opera’s Così fan tutte (c) Patrick Redmond

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Good Singing Redeems Two Disappointing Cav & Pag Opera North Stagings

17/11/2017

Leoncavallo & Mascagni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg (conductor). The Lowry, Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2017. (RJF) Read more

At the V&A: Tim Watts’ Musically and Dramatically Compelling Kepler’s Trial

11/11/2017

Tim Watts, Kepler’s Trial (opera preceded by panel discussion with Prof Ulinka Rublack, Tim Watts, Aura Satz, Dame Marina Warner, Prof Simon Schaffer): soloists, chorus and orchestra / Graham Walker (conductor). Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.11.2017. (VV)

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Cerys Purser (Katharina) in Kepler’s Trial (c) Aura Satz

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