Glyndebourne Captures Earthiness of The Cunning Little Vixen

30/06/2016

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Jakub Hrůša (Conductor), Glyndebourne, 25.06.16. (RB)

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The Cunning Little Vixen (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A Thought-Provoking Marriage of Figaro at Longborough

29/06/2016

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Robert Houssart (conductor), Longborough, 29.6.2016. (RJ)

Grant Doyle (Figaro) and Beate Mondal (Susanna) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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ENO’s Jenůfa Presents Human Tragedy that is Out of the Ordinary

27/06/2016

Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: Stephen Harris), Orchestra of the English National Opera / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 23.6.2016. (MB)

ENO Jenufa: Soraya Mafi, Natalie Herman, Laura Wilde and Peter Hoare (c) Donald Cooper.

ENO Jenufa: Soraya Mafi, Natalie Herman, Laura Wilde and Peter Hoare (c) Donald Cooper.

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Splendid Rossini Opera Pops Up in a Tunnel Shaft…..not a Barber’s Shop

23/06/2016

Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Pop-Up Opera, Berrak Dyer (musical director, piano). Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, London, 21.6.2016. (MB) Read more

Wonderful Singing Makes The Royal Opera’s Revival of Werther Worthwhile

20/06/2016

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.6.2016. (JPr)

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Werther Act IV (c) Bill Cooper

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An Excellent Concert Version of Don Giovanni Played on Period Instruments

20/06/2016

Mozart, Don Giovanni:  Soloists, Orchestra of Classical Opera, Philharmonia Chorus, Ian Page (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 17.06.2016. (RB) Read more

Negus Brings Persuasive Grandeur and Lightness of Touch to Longborough’s Tannhäuser

16/06/2016

Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 14.6.2015. (JPr)

John Treleaven, Tannhauser (9, 14, 18 June) c. Matthew Williams-Ellis (2)

John Treleaven as Tannhäuser (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Opera Holland Park Transports Imaginative La bohème to Tudor England

16/06/2016

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Opera Holland Park Chorus, Matthew Waldren (Conductor), Opera Holland Park, London, 13.06.16. (RB)

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Anna Patalong (Mimì) and Shaun Dixon (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

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