Jamie Manton’s Wonderfully Alive Staging of Paul Bunyan for ENO

04/09/2018

Britten, Paul Bunyan: Soloists, English National Opera Chorus and instrumentalists / Matthew Kofi Waldren (conductor), Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 3.8.2018. (JB)

Elgan Llyr Thomas as Johnny Inkslinger (c) Genevieve Girling

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Bampton’s Clever UK Modern-Times Première of Isouard’s Cendrillon

29/08/2018

Bampton Classical Opera 2018 – Isouard, Cendrillon: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Harry Sever (conductor), Westonbirt Orangery, Tetbury, 27.8.2018. (CP)

Jenny Stafford (Tisbe), Benjamin Durrant (Dandini) & Aoife O’Sullivan (Clorinde)
in Cendrillon (c) Bampton Classical Opera

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Pirates of Penzance is Strong in Delivery of Sullivan’s Delightful Music

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [4] – The Pirates of PenzanceSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Pirates of Penzance (c) Jane Stokes

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At the G&S Festival the Victorian Politics of Iolanthe is Brought Up to Date

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Soloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 18.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Company’s Iolanthe(c) Jane Stokes

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer at the Harrogate Festival

25/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan – Trial by Jury and The SorcererSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Trial by Jury (c) Jane Stokes

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A Double Dose! At the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Patience is a Virtue

24/08/2018

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival [1] – Patience: University of Southampton Light Opera Society / Tim Lutton (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 16.8.2018 matinee. (RJW)

University of Southampton Light Opera Society’s Patience
© Thomas Joy

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Grimeborn 2018’s Greek is a Dazzling, Staggering Achievement

17/08/2018

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Mark-Anthony Turnage, Greek: The Kantanti Ensemble / Tim Anderson (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 15.8.2018. (RD)

Richard Morrison (Dad), Philippa Boyle (Mum) and Edmund Danon (Eddy) (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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Catch The Beggar’s Opera at the EIF if You Can

16/08/2018

EIF logo Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [9] – John Gay, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / Florian Carré (conductor). King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 16.8.2018. (SRT)

Benjamin Purkiss (Macheath) (c) Patrick Berger

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