In Edinburgh Breaking the Waves Restores Faith in Opera as an Art Form

21/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [12] – Missy Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 21.8.2019. (SRT)

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) and Duncan Rock (Jan) (c) James Glossop

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A Warmly Observed, Humane Eugene Onegin in Edinburgh

16/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [7] – Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin / Ainārs Rubiķis (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 15.8.2019. (SRT)

Günter Papendell and Asmik Grigorian (c) Ryan Buchanan

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Lady Jane Steals the Show in Forebear! Theatre’s Performance of Patience

15/08/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience: Forbear! Theatre; National Festival Orchestra / William Remmers (conductor), Harrogate, Royal Hall, Yorkshire. 8.8.2019. (RJW)

Bunthorne, Patience, Maidens & Dragoons © Jane Stokes

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Westminster Gets its Ethereal Match

15/08/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe: New London Opera Group / Alex Carpenter (conductor), Harrogate, Royal Hall, Yorkshire  9.8.2019. (RJW)

Act I Finale; The Chancellor confronts the Fairy Queen © Jane Stokes

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A Memorable River Dance Hornpipe

14/08/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival – Ruddigore: Birmingham University G&S Society / Elliot Mercer (conductor), Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire 9.8.2019. (RJW)

Act II Finale “Having been a wicked Baronet” © Jane Stokes

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Splendid Singing in Grimeborn’s Staging of Hippolyte et Aricie

14/08/2019

 Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie (1733): Cast, Seb Gillot (harpsichord), Ensemble OrQuestra/Kieran Staub (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 13.8.2019 (CC)

Juliet Petrus (Aricie) and Kieran White (Hoppolyte) (c) Anreas Grieger

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Burlesque Le nozze di Figaro at Dala-Floda

10/08/2019

Dala-Floda Operafest [2] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Håkapellet (Ola Ottosson [piano], Jonas Lindgård [violin], Christian Sahlin [cello]). Björbo Opera House. Dala Floda, 5.8.2019. (GF)

Hannah Körner (Cherubin) and Anders Falbe (Count Almaviva) © Göran Forsling

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Keel Watson, Ronald Samm and the Chorus Shine in Fulham Opera’s Impressive Die Meistersinger

10/08/2019

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Fulham Opera / Ben Woodward (conductor). Greenwood Theatre, London, 9.8.2019. (JPr)

Ronald Samm (Walther) in Fulham Opera’s Die Meistersinger (c) Matthew Couglan

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