Young Singers Impress in Garsington’s Hänsel und Gretel

July 29, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel – Opera in three acts: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / John Andrews  (conductor) , Garsington Opera Young Artists Programme at West Green House, 26.7.2014 (CR) Read more

Fine Singing from Yvonne Howard in Title Role of Daring Norma

July 28, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bellini, Norma: Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Opera Holland Park Chorus / Peter Robinson (conductor), London, 25.7.2014 (RB) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2014 (1) Castorf’s Texan Rheingold Sounds Excellent

July 28, 2014

GermanyGermany Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Bayreuth, Germany. 27.7.2014.

Das Rheingold Photo  credit Enrico Nawrath/ Bayreuth Festival

Das Rheingold
Photo credit Enrico Nawrath/ Bayreuth Festival

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Carefully Crafted Production Helps to Rehabilitate Lecouvreur  

July 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia/Manlio Benzi,  Holland Park, London, 24.7.2014 (CC)

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Crusades to Circus: Handel’s Rinaldo in a Surprising Setting

July 25, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Handel, Rinaldo: Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor), Longborough, 24.7.2014  (RJ)

Rinaldo - Handel - Longborough Festival  Photo: Robert Workman

Rinaldo – Handel – Longborough Festival
Photo: Robert Workman

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Opera Stars of Tomorrow Make Strong Impression

July 23, 2014

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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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