ETO’s Gimmicky-less Figaro was a Highly Entertaining Evening

11/06/2018

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English Touring Opera / Christopher Stark (conductor), Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 9.6.2018. (MC)

English Touring Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro (c) Jane Hobson

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Anthony Negus’s Conducting Allows Longborough’s Der fliegende Holländer to Conquer High Seas

10/06/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 9.6.2018. (JPr)

Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) & Simon Thorpe (Dutchman) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Two Operatic Dining Experiences Excellently Portrayed at the Guildhall School

10/06/2018

Hindemith and Berkeley: Soloists, Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School, London, 4.6.2018. (MB)

Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner (c) Alastair Muir

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The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice: No Masterpiece but a Source of Near-constant Delight

08/06/2018

Mozart La Finta semplice (semi-staged): Soloists, The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor and stage director). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 6.6.2018. (CC)

The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Garsington Gives Stimulating Performance of Strauss’s Capriccio

05/06/2018

Richard Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor) Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 3.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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Garsington’s Die Zauberflöte is More Rewarding Vocally than Theatrically

05/06/2018

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Die Zauberflöte (c) Johan Persson

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The Show Must Go On. Pop-Up Opera Successfully Surmount a Real-Life Theft

02/06/2018

Mozart, Der Schauspieldirektor and Bastien und Bastienne: Soloists of Pop-Up Opera, Paul McKenzie (piano). St Mary’s Church, Islington, London, 30.5.2018. (MB)

Pop-Up Opera’s Der Schauspieldirektor (c) Robert Workman

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An Impressive Opening Night Butterfly at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival

20/05/2018

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Nicholas Jenkins), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Weir Wellber (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, 19.5.2018. (MB)

Butterfly (Olga Busuioc) & Pinkerton (Joshua Guerrero) (c) Robbie Jack

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