Opera Danube Brings The Waltz-King to St. John’s Smith Sqaure

October 20, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Opera Danube Present Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (a semi-staged concert version directed by Simon Butteriss): soloists, The London Oriana Choir, Orpheus Sinfonia, Oliver Gooch (conductor). St. John’s, Smith Square, London, 18.10.2014. (JPr)

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Revival of Blood Brothers Lives Up to Expectations

October 19, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom. Willy Russell: Blood Brothers: Birmingham Hippodrome, 14.10.2014 (GR).

 

Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone   Sean Jones as Mickey - "Blood Brothers" Photo (c) Birmingham Hippodrome

Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone Sean Jones as Mickey – “Blood Brothers” Photo (c) Birmingham Hippodrome

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Carmen Revival Lacks Vitality

October 16, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Carmen (revival): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Erik Nielsen, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 19.09.2014 (GPu) Read more

WNO’s Fading Carmen Needs to be Dusted Down

October 15, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet Carmen: Soloists, Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Erik Nielsen (conductor), Swansea Grand Theatre, 11/10/14 (LJ). Read more

Superb William Tell from WNO and Empathetic Carlo Rizzi

October 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Rossini, William Tell: (Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 19.09.2014 (GPu) Read more

AAM’s Enjoyable Poppea Lacks Sense of Performance

October 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (1643): Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music/Robert Howarth (director/harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 4.10.2014 (CC) Read more

Impactful New Poppea from Opera North with Sex, Gore and Fine Singing

October 6, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North, Laurence Cummings (director/keyboard), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 4.10.14 (JL) Read more

ENO’s La Fanciulla Fails to Evoke Wild West

October 3, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, The Girl of the Golden West (La fanciulla del West): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 2.10.14. (JPr)

NO's The Girl of the Golden West Act I c Robert Workman-

ENO’s The Girl of the Golden West Act I c Robert Workman-

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