High Standards of Singing and Playing in Concert Version of Wozzeck

October 4, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berg, Wozzeck (concert performance): Zurich Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 2.10.2015 (MB)


Leigh Melrose (c) Belinda Lawley.

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A Musically Sound and Interesting Orlando Which Doesn’t Quite Take Off

October 2, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Orlando:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor), Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 27.9.2015 (GPu) Read more

English Touring Opera Takes to the Road with Praiseworthy Pelléas et Mélisande

October 2, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande (arr. Annelies van Parys): Soloists, Orchestra of English Touring Opera / Jonathan Berman (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 1.10.2015 (MB) Read more

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Lusty, Powerful Salome

October 2, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Strauss, Salome (concert version): Lise Lindstrom (soprano) and Kim Begley  (tenor) and other soloists. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (Conductor),  Lighthouse, Poole, England 30.9.2015. (IL)



Dress rehearsal Of Salome with Lise Lindstrom in the title role wildly sensual in the flame red dress

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Jonathan Miller’s ENO Barber as Invigorating as Ever

September 30, 2015


ENO’s The Barber of Seville (c) ENO&Mike Hoban

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Members of the English National Opera Chorus, Orchestra of English National Opera/Christopher Allen (conductor), London Coliseum, 29.9.2015 (CC)   Read more

Fine Orchestral Playing under Wigglesworth in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth

September 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), London Coliseum, London. 26.9.2015 (JPr)

(c) Clive Barda

ENO’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk John Daszak and Patricia Racette
(c) Clive Barda

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A Flawed but Interesting Production of I Puritani from WNO

September 24, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bellini, I Puritani:  (Production Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 11.09.2015 (GPu)


Rosa Feola (Elvira) and Barry Banks (Arturo) In Bellini’s I Puritani
(c) Bill Cooper

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At Covent Garden a Competent Figaro Lacks Tension and Sparkle

September 18, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Members of the Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Ivor Bolton (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 15.9.2015 (CC)

The Royal Opera  Le Nozze Di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ?Conductor Ivor Bolton Director David McVicar

Anita Hartig as Susanna, Kate Lindsey as Cherubino and Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva – Le nozze di Figaro
Photo by Mark Douet

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