Despite Late Cast Changes, Faust at Covent Garden Triumphs Against the Odds

13/04/2019

Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 11.4.2019. (CC)

The Royal Opera’s Faust (c) Tristram Kenton

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RNCM’s Compelling and Entertaining The Pilgrim’s Progress Has Top Drawer Staging

08/04/2019

Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress: Soloists, Chorus and Opera Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music / Rebecca Tong (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester 5.4.2019. (MC)

RNCM’s The Pilgrim’s Progress © Robert Workman

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ENO’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel Gets Lost in the Whitechapel Maze

05/04/2019

Iain Bell, Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 3.4.2019. (JPr)

‘The Women of Whitechapel’ – (l-r) Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin, Natalya Romaniw,
Susan Bullock and Lesley Garrett (c) Alistair Muir

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Convincing and Enjoyable Performance of Albert Herring at the RWCMD

04/04/2019

Britten, Albert Herring: Soloists, Orchestra of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / David Jones (conductor). Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff, 28.4.2019. (GPu) Read more

A Bright, Yet Thought-Provoking Production of Berenice Makes Time Fly By

03/04/2019

Handel, BereniceSoloists, London Handel Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (harpsichord). Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1.4.2019 (CC)

Cast of Berenice (c) ROH/Clive Barda

Cast of Berenice (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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Rare Opportunity to See and Experience Vaughan Williams’s Profound Pilgrim’s Progress

02/04/2019

Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress: Soloists, Chorus and Opera Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / David Parry (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. Manchester, 31.3.2019. (RJF)

RNCM’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (c) Robert Workman

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Dramatic Intensity and Intimacy in Mid Wales Opera’s Tosca at Newport

02/04/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus, Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor). Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport. 27.4.2019. (GPu)

Elin Pritchard (Tosca) & Nicholas Folwell (Scarpia) (c) MWO

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Old-Fashioned Singing from Netrebko and Eyvasov is a Highlight of the Royal Opera’s La forza del destino

01/04/2019

 Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 29.3.2019. (JPr)

La forza de destino – Anna Netrebko (Leonora) (c) Bill Cooper

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