A Princess Ida with Modern Overtones

August 23, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida: York University Gilbert & Sullivan Society / Jess Douglas (conductor), Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, 17.8.2015 (RJW)

York Uni PI 17.8.15

Princess Ida at Harrogate
c York University G&S Society

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Lovesick Maidens in Harrogate

August 23, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience: National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company / David Steadman (conductor), Royal Hall, Harrogate, 15.8.2015 (RJW)

G&S Patience 15.8.15

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience at Harrogate
c Charles Smith

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A Mikado to Remember at Harrogate

August 21, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado: National Gilbert & Sullivan Company / David Steadman (conductor), Royal Hall, Harrogate, 16.8. 2015 (RJW)

G&S Mikado 16.8.15 (1)

The Mikado (John Savournin) c Charles Smith

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Today’s Young People Enjoy Performing Sullivan’s Music

August 20, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Soloists and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Youth Production / Andrew Nicklin (Musical Director), Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, 15.8.2015 (RJW)

G&S Pirates 15.8.15 (1)

G&S Pirates of Penzance,br/>photo credit: Viv Hamilton

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Top-Rank Singers Bring Emotional Power to Mozart’s Figaro

August 18, 2015


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (10) – Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor & director), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 16.8.2015 (SRT)

The Marriage of Figaro Pic credit Eszter Gordon

The Marriage of Figaro
at the 2015 EIF c Eszter Gordon

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Strong Singing and Characterisation in The Gondoliers

August 7, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, The Gondoliers: National Gilbert & Sullivan Company, Opera House, Buxton, 5.8.15



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A Magnificent Turandot to End the Season

August 2, 2015

 United StatesUnited States Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Ramon Tebar (conductor), Renaut Doucet (stage director), Andre Barbe (set and costumes). Cincinnati Opera, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH. 25.7.2015 (RDA)

Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera

Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera

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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

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