Glyndebourne’s Magnificent, Entertaining Rossini at the Proms

27/07/2016

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Prom 14 – Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (semi-staged performance): Soloists; Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola with Alessandro Amoretti (fortepiano continuo) and Pei-Jee Ng (cello continuo). Royal Albert Hall, London 25.7.2016. (CC)

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(L-R) Danielle de Niese as Rosina, Christophoros Stamboglis as Don Basilio, Alessandro Corbelli as Dr Bartolo, Björn Bürger as Figaro, Taylor Stayton as Count Almaviva conducted by Enrique Mazzola
in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Die Soldaten Premieres In Latin America At Teatro Colón

27/07/2016

Zimmermann, Die Soldaten: Soloists and Orchestra. Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.7.2016. (JSJ)

Die Soldaten - Foto 1 - Arnaldo Colombaroli

Teatro Colón’s Die Soldaten (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli.

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Bampton Classical Opera’s Double Bill is Absolutely Divine

23/07/2016

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Gluck, Philemon and Baucis (1769) & Arne, The Judgement of Paris (1742): Bampton Classical Opere/Paul Wingfield (conductor), The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire, 22.7.2016.  (RJ)

The Judgement of Paris: Pallas, Venus, Juno.  Photo credit: Jeremy Gray.

The Judgement of Paris: Pallas, Venus, Juno. Photo credit: Jeremy Gray.

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Two Superb Casts Produce Two Splendid Nights of I Puritani in Madrid

20/07/2016

Bellini, I PuritaniTeatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Evelino Pidò (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17 & 19.7.2016. (JMI)

Madrid I Puritani

I Puritani (c) Javier del Real

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A Splendid Boris Godunov at the Proms

18/07/2016

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PROM 2: Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (original version, 1869). Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.7.2016 (CC)

Bryn Terfel as Boris; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Bryn Terfel as Boris; photo credit – Chris Christodoulou.

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Much to Admire in Grange Park Opera’s Tristan und Isolde

14/07/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists and Chorus of Grange Park Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), The Grange, Alresford, Hampshire, 13.7.2016. (JPr) Read more

Fidelio Reverts to its Original Form at Buxton Festival

14/07/2016

Beethoven,  Leonore (or The Triumph of Married Love): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2016. (RJF)

Leonore - Ludwig van Beethoven - Buxton Festival - 8th July 2016 Conductor - Stephen Barlow Director - Stephen Medcalf Designer - Francis O’Connor Lighting Designer - Simon Corder Leonore - Kirstin Sharpin Florestan - David Danholt Rocco - Scott Wilde

Beethoven’s Leonore (c) Robert Workman

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A Well Sung Bellini Gets an Unwelcome, if Dramatic, Update

13/07/2016

Bellini, I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor). Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 9.7.2016. (RJF)

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

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