Well Balanced and Finely Paced Bohème from Cash-Strapped ENO

October 30, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), London Coliseum, London. 29.10.2014 (JPr)

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

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Rarely Heard Rossini Gets Superb Treatment from Soloists, WNO and Rizzi.

October 28, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachino Rossini, Mosé in Egitto:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 25.10. 2014. (RJF) Read more

An Undercast and Faded Production Does Little for Bizet’s Masterpiece.

October 27, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georges Bizet. Carmen: Welsh National Opera on Tour / James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 22.10.2014. (RJF)

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Doomed Love in Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard’s Castle

October 27, 2014

United StatesUnited States Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Bartok: Bluebeard’s Castle, LA Opera, Steven Sloane (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 25.10.14-15.11.14 (JRo) Read more

Jette Parker Young Artists on the First Rung of a (Silken) Career Ladder

October 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini’s La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder):  Jette Parker Young Artists, Meet The Young Artists Week, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 24.10.2014 (JPr)

LA SCALA DI SETA at The Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre Photo (c) Mark Douet

LA SCALA DI SETA at The Royal Opera House
Linbury Studio Theatre Photo (c) Mark Douet


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Figaro Revival Mitigates Worst Excesses of  Shaw’s Original Production

October 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Jaime Martin (conductor). Coliseum, London, 25.20.2014 (MB)

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Runnicles Brings Out Details of Wozzeck’s Kaleidoscopic Score

October 24, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Berg,:Wozzeck (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh; BBC Singers, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Glasgow City Halls, 23.10.2014 (SRT) Read more

A Sparkling Madhouse from the Young Mozart

October 22, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, La finta giardiniera: Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera,  Sussex 14.10.2014 (MH)

La Finta  image Richard Hubert Smith

La finta giardiniera, Glyndebourne Tour 2014. Clockwise from left –  Serpetta (Eliana Pretorian), Don Anchise (Timothy Robinson),  Nardo (Mattia Olivieri), Arminda (Eleonore Marguerre) and Ramiro (Hanna Hipp). © Richard Hubert Smith.

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