A Delightful Double-Feature of Holst and Ullmann at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

23/01/2018

Holst and Ullmann: Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland / Lionel Friend (conductor), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 20.1.2018. (SRT)

Savitri (c) Robert McFadzean Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sāvitri (c) Robert McFadzean/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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A Welcome Revival of Opera North’s Magnificent Madama Butterfly

20/01/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin Pickard (conductor), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 19.1.2018. (JL)

Ann Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) & Merūnas Vitulskis (Pinkerton) (c) Richard H Smith

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A Rewarding Performance of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse by the ROH

12/01/2018

Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patriaCast, The Return of Ulysses Community Ensemble, Thurrock Community Chorus,  Orchestra of the Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Roundhouse, London, 10.1.2018. (CC)

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse; photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse/Stephen Cummiskey

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An Ugly, Lovely, Opera: Salome Returns to Covent Garden

09/01/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.1.2018. (JPr)

John Daszak (Herod) & Malin Byström (Salome) (c) Clive Barda

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Alexander Joel Conducts a Well-Balanced Revival of the Royal Opera’s Rigoletto

16/12/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Alexander Joel (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14.12.2017. (CC)

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Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto © ROH/Mark Douet

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Swiftly Flowing and Straightforward RNCM Production of Cendrillon

15/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Theatre, Manchester. 12.12.2017. (MC)

Cendrillon - Music by Jules Massenet - Libretto by Henri Cain - RNCM Opera - 6th December 2017 Conductor - Martin André Director - Olivia Fuchs Designer - Yannis Thavoris Lighting Designer - Matt Haskins

Caroline Taylor as Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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RNCM’s Excellent Staging and Sung Performance of a Too Rarely Seen French Opera

07/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre.6.12.2017. (RJF)

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RNCM’s Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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Michieletto’s Cav & Pag for Royal Opera is Wonderfully Revived, Cast, Sung and Conducted

03/12/2017

Mascagani, Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.12.2017. (JPr)

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Cavalleria rusticana: Martina Belli (Lola) & Bryan Hymel (Turiddu) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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