Buxton Festival Enters the Stephen Barlow Era

11/07/2012

Buxton Festival Opera, Northern Chamber Orchestra , Opera House, Buxton, 1,8,9.7.2012 (RJF) Read more

Conflict, Confectionery and Bloodshed at Cheltenham 2012

10/07/2012

 Edward Rushton, Babur in London: The Opera Group, ensemble für neue musik zürich,  John Fulljames (director), Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012.

Babur: Omar Ebrahim
Nafisa:Kishani Jayasinghe
Saira: Annie Gill
Mo: Amar Mucchala
Faiz: Damian Thantrey

Debussy, Delius: Philip Smith (narrator), Wellensian Consort, Southbank Sinfonia, Neil Thomson (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012. (RJ) Read more

A ‘Traditional’ Le Nozze di Figaro

02/07/2012

  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.6.2012 (MB) Read more

Dr Dee Opera: Insipid, Uninspired, Boring and a Sham

29/06/2012

  Albarn/Norris, Dr Dee: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Stephen Higgins (conductor), Coliseum, London, 26.6.2012 (CC) Read more

Magnificent Performance from Patricia Orr in a Mascagni Rarity

26/06/2012

Mascagni, Puccini Cast, Chorus, City of London Sinfonia/Manlio Benzi, Opera Holland Park, London, 22.6.2012 (CC) Read more

Nothing Triumphant about Gluck’s Il trionfo di Clelia

25/06/2012

 Gluck, Il trionfo di Clelia: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Giuseppe Sigismondi di Risio (conductor), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 24.6.2012 (MB) Read more

Mandela Trilogy Premiere Impresses Cardiff

22/06/2012

Stephenson, Campbell, van Dijk, Mandela Trilogy (Book and Lyrics by Michael Williams): Soloists and Chorus of Cape Town Opera, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,  Albert Horne (conductor and chorus master), Wales Millennium Centre, 20-21.6.2012. (European Premiere). (RJ)

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ENO’s Billy Budd is Dark, Powerful and Electrifying

21/06/2012

 Britten, Billy Budd: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Edward Gardner (conductor), London Coliseum, 18.6.2012 (CC) Read more

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