Victorian Youth Challenges Modern Westminster head-on


2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Young Singers and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Youth production / Andrew Nicklin (director and musical director), Savoy Festival Theatre, Harrogate, 18.8.2016. (RJW)

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A Fresh Look to The Yeomen of the Guard


2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [2] – The Yeomen of the Guard: The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra, David Steadman (conductor), Royal Hall, Harrogate, 13.8.16. (RJW) 

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The Village of Ploverleigh Rings Out Some Striking Changes


2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [1] – The Sorcerer: The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Festival Orchestra conducted by David Steadman, Royal Hall, Harrogate, 12.8.2016. (RJW)


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Remarkable Production of Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades


Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades (sung in Russian): Soloists,  Holland Park Opera Chorus; City of London Sinfonia/Peter Robinson. Opera Holland Park, Kensington, London, 2.8.2016. (CC)


Rosalind Plowright as the Countess in The Queen of Spades (c) OHP

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Kommilitonen! A stirring triumph for WNO Youth Opera


Maxwell Davies, Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!): (Production Premiere) Soloists, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of WNO Youth Opera / Alice Farnham (conductor), Memo Arts Centre, Barry, South Wales. 27.7.2016. (GPu)

Photo credit: Kirsten Mcternan.

Kommilitonen! (c) Kirsten Mcternan.

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A brooding Alcina at Longborough


Handel, Alcina: Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor) Longborough, 30.7.2016. (RJ)

Julia Sitkovetsky in Longborough Festival Opera, 'Alcina'. Credit: Patrick Baldwin.

Julia Sitkovetsky in LFO’s Alcina (c) Patrick Baldwin

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Glyndebourne’s Magnificent, Entertaining Rossini at the Proms



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


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

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

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