ENO On Top Form for Welcome Resurrection of Miller’s Popular La bohème

28/11/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Alexander Joel (conductor). London Coliseum, 26.11.2018. (JPr)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì)  & Jonathan Tetelman (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

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Opera Rara and LPO Resurrect Puccini’s 1883 Single-Act Le Willis

22/11/2018

Bizet, Verdi, Puccini: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.11.2018. (JPr)

Le Willis: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, LPO
& Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (c) Russell Duncan

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Unavoidable Necessity of Orchestral Reduction Hampers MWO’s Lively L’heure espagnole

19/11/2018

A Spanish Hour – Ravel’s L’heure espagnole: Mid Wales Opera. Instrumental ensemble and soloists / Jonathan Lyness (music director). Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 15.11.2018. (GPu)

MWO’s L’heure espagnole © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Vibrant and Colourful Company Performance of Merry Widow from Opera North

19/11/2018

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2018. (RJF)

Quirijn de Lang (Danilo) & members of the Chorus of Opera North (c) Robert Workman

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Kramer’s Vision and Tilmans’s Unforgettable Photography Create a Powerful War Requiem

18/11/2018

Britten: Emma Bell (soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Finchley Children’s Music Group, ENO War Requiem Ensemble (Porgy and Bess Ensemble and Chorus of English National Opera), Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 16.11.2018. (CC)

ENO’s War Requiem (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Welcome New Opera North Tosca Production has an Outstanding Singer in the Title Role

18/11/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jonathan Santagada (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 14.11.2018. (RJF)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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Carlos Álvarez’s Doge has Grandeur and Stentorian Power in Moshinsky’s Royal Opera Boccanegra

17/11/2018

Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 15.11.2018. (JPr)

Mark Rucker (Paolo) and Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) (c) Clive Barda

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The ‘Endless Pleasure’ of Semele Brought to Life at the Royal Academy of Music

16/11/2018

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 14.11.2018. (MB)

Royal Academy of Music’s Semele (c) Robert Workman

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