Opera Stars of Tomorrow Make Strong Impression

July 23, 2014

140718_0113 jpyaconcert adj GOMES AS FERNAND, KARYAZINA AS LÉONOR (C) BARDA (2)-400

Gomes As Fernand, Karyazina As Léonor (C) Barda

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, Mozart, Opening Acts – Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 20.7.2014 (MMB)

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Rare Rossini Gets a Good Outing at Buxton.

July 19, 2014

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachimo Rossini, Otello (concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles): Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra. Buxton Festival Chorus /  Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 17.7.2014. (RJF) Read more

Dvorák’s Rarely Heard Jacobin is Ideal Festival Fare for Buxton

July 17, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Antonin Dvorák, The Jacobin. (sung in English, with surtitles):   Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra, / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 12.7.2014 (RJF)


The Jacobin - Antonin Dvorak - Buston Festival - 12th July 2014

The Jacobin – Antonin Dvorak – Buxton Festival – 12th July 2014

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Tosca Overlooking the Atlantic not the Tiber

July 16, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Tosca: Singers, Chorus and Orchestra of Surrey Opera / Jonathan Butcher (conductor), Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall, 14.7.2014. (RB). Read more

A Japanese Sun Shines on Stockport

July 13, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado: The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, The Plaza Theatre, Stockport  11.7.2014 (RJW)

Mikado Photo: Charles Smith

Mikado Photo: Charles Smith

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Time to Pension Off Covent Garden’s Current  La bohème?

July 12, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Extra Chorus, Members of Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Cornelius Meister (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 9.7.2014 (MB) Read more

A Piratical Performance at Stockport’s Plaza Theatre

July 11, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan Touring Company, The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 9.7.2014. (RJW)

Pirates of Penzance: Charles Smith

Pirates of Penzance: Charles Smith

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A Golden Evening for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Rooster

July 9, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rimsky-Korsakov, Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel): Dancers, Singers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow State Music Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats / Alevtina Ioffe. (conductor),  London Coliseum, London, 8.7.2014. (JPr).

GOLDEN COCKEREL by Saisons Russes.  Photo by Valerie Komissarova

GOLDEN COCKEREL by Saisons Russes. Photo by Valerie Komissarova

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Cheltenham Music Festival:  Compelling New Music Drama Inspired by Japanese Prints  

July 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nicola Lefanu, Tokaido Road (world premiere): Soloists, Okeanos / Dominic Wheeler (conductor), Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 6.7.2014. Read more

Opera Holland Park Reveals Cruel, Glistening Beauty of Britten’s Score

July 3, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford (conductor), Holland Park, London, 1.7.2014 (MB) Read more

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