WNO’s Peter Pan Fails to do Justice to J M Barrie’s Tale

July 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Ayres, Peter Pan: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Erik Nielsen (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 25.7.2015 (CC) Read more

Passion, Jealousy and Deceit in Handel’s Xerxes at Longborough

July 26, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel: Xerxes (Serse):  Longborough Festival Opera Young Artists and Orchestra / Jeremy Silver (conductor), Longborough, 25.7.2015. (RJ)

Xerxes - Handel - Longborough Festival Opera - 26th July 2015 Conductor - Jeremy Silver Director - Jenny Miller Designer - Faye Bradley Lighting Designer - Anna Sbokou Xerxes - Jake Arditti Arsamenes - Tai Oney Amastris - Lucinda Stuart Grant Ariodate - Jon Stainsby Romilda - Alice Privett Atalanta - Abbi Temple Elviro - Matthew Durkan Chorus - Chiara Vinci, Laurence Panter

Pic Credit Longborough Festival Opera Alice Privett as Romilda and Tai Oney as Arsamenes

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Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance – Betrothal and Betrayal:

July 20, 2015

  United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance – Betrothal and Betrayal: Soloists, Welsh National Opera Orchestra / Paul Wynne Griffiths, Michele Gamba & Jonathan Santagada (conductors),  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 18.7.2015 (JPr)

JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS; Betrothal and Betrayal; Royal Opera House; Covent Garden; London,UK; 17 July 2015; Adriana Lecouvreur, excerpts from Act 1: Left to right: LAUREN FAGAN as Mlle Jouvenot; RACHEL KEL;LY  as Mlle Dangeville; YURIY YURCHUK as Michonnet; JAMES PLATT as Quinault;; LUIS GOMES as Poisson; Photo: © ROH Photographer: CLIVE BARDA

Betrothal and Betrayal;
Royal Opera House;
Covent Garden;

Photo: © ROH Photographer: CLIVE BARDA

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Superior to Mozart? Salieri Opera at Bampton Ticks All the Right Boxes

July 20, 2015

Bampton Classical Opera Trofonio's Cave, James Harrison, Anna Starushkevych, Matthew Stiff-400

Anthony Hall/Bampton Classical Opera

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Antonio Salieri, Trofonio’s Cave (La Grotta di Trofonio): Bampton Classical Opera / Paul Wingfield (conductor), Deanery Gardens, Bampton, Oxfordshire, 17.7.2015. (RJ)

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Lack of Feeling for Bel Canto Idiom is a Drawback in Lucia

July 20, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Buxton Opera Festival, Opera House,, Buxton, 12.7.2015.(RJF)

Photo Courtesy:Buxton Festival

Photo Courtesy:Buxton Festival

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Buxton Festival Presents an Operatic Rarity: Charpentier’s Louise

July 19, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gustav Charpentier (1860-1956), Louise. (an opera in four acts, 1900),  Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Buxton Festival, Opera House, Buxton, 16.7.2015. (RJF) Read more

Buxton Do a Creditable Job with One of Verdi’s Less Inspired Early Creations.

July 14, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Giovanna D’Arco, (1845):  Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus. Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stuart Stratford (conductor),  Opera House, Buxton, 11.7.2015. (RJF)

Photo: Buxton Festival

Photo: Buxton Festival

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Ruth Ellis and Stephen Ward Live Again in the World of Opera

July 8, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Charlotte Bray, Thomas Hyde, Chamber Opera Double Bill:  Soloists, Nova Music Ensemble /George Vass (conductor), Richard Williams (director), Cheltenham Music Festival, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham. 6.7.2015. (RJ) Read more

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