Regal Joyce DiDonato and Gifted Daniela Barcellona Triumph in Royal Opera’s Semiramide


Rossini, Semiramide: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.11.2017. (JPr)


Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) & Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) (c) Bill Cooper

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G&S and Bernstein Provide an Ideal Ending to Opera North’s Little Greats


Sullivan and Bernstein: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg and Oliver Rundell (conductors), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 17.11.2017. (RJF)


Opera North’s Trouble oin Tahiti

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Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition (2017). And the Winner Is …


Bampton Classical Opera – Young Singers’ Competition 2017: Holywell Music Room, Oxford 19.11.2017. (CR)


Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano)

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Nico Muhly’s Marnie for ENO Returns to England and Loses the Plot


Nico Muhly, Marnie: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), London Coliseum, 18.11.2017. (JPr)


Sasha Cooke as Marnie (front) and ‘Shadow Marnies’ (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Two Rarely Heard Ravel and Janáček Operas get Masterful Opera North Productions


Ravel and Janáček: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 16.11.2017. (RJF)


Opera North’s L’enfant et les sortileges

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Highly Imaginative and Exuberant Così fan tutte from Northern Ireland Opera


Mozart, Così fan tutteCast and Chorus of Northern Ireland Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Nicholas Chalmers (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 17.11.2017. (RB)


Northern Ireland Opera’s Così fan tutte (c) Patrick Redmond

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Good Singing Redeems Two Disappointing Cav & Pag Opera North Stagings


Leoncavallo & Mascagni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg (conductor). The Lowry, Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2017. (RJF) Read more

At the V&A: Tim Watts’ Musically and Dramatically Compelling Kepler’s Trial


Tim Watts, Kepler’s Trial (opera preceded by panel discussion with Prof Ulinka Rublack, Tim Watts, Aura Satz, Dame Marina Warner, Prof Simon Schaffer): soloists, chorus and orchestra / Graham Walker (conductor). Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.11.2017. (VV)

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Cerys Purser (Katharina) in Kepler’s Trial (c) Aura Satz

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