An Ugly, Lovely, Opera: Salome Returns to Covent Garden

09/01/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.1.2018. (JPr)

John Daszak (Herod) & Malin Byström (Salome) (c) Clive Barda

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Alexander Joel Conducts a Well-Balanced Revival of the Royal Opera’s Rigoletto

16/12/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Alexander Joel (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14.12.2017. (CC)

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Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto © ROH/Mark Douet

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Swiftly Flowing and Straightforward RNCM Production of Cendrillon

15/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Theatre, Manchester. 12.12.2017. (MC)

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Caroline Taylor as Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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RNCM’s Excellent Staging and Sung Performance of a Too Rarely Seen French Opera

07/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre.6.12.2017. (RJF)

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RNCM’s Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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Michieletto’s Cav & Pag for Royal Opera is Wonderfully Revived, Cast, Sung and Conducted

03/12/2017

Mascagani, Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.12.2017. (JPr)

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Cavalleria rusticana: Martina Belli (Lola) & Bryan Hymel (Turiddu) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Compelling La traviata from Scottish Opera

22/11/2017

Verdi, La traviata: Scottish Opera / Dane Lam (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 21.11.2017. (SRT)

Photo credit: Jane Hobson

Scottish Opera’s La traviata (c) Jane Hobson

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Regal Joyce DiDonato and Gifted Daniela Barcellona Triumph in Royal Opera’s Semiramide

21/11/2017

Rossini, Semiramide: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.11.2017. (JPr)

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Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) & Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) (c) Bill Cooper

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G&S and Bernstein Provide an Ideal Ending to Opera North’s Little Greats

20/11/2017

Sullivan and Bernstein: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg and Oliver Rundell (conductors), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 17.11.2017. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Trouble oin Tahiti

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