Buxton Festival 2011 – Breaking new ground with three distinctive home grown productions


Buxton Festival 2011  –  Donizetti, Handel and Thomas: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus and Orchestra, 9-11.7.2011 (RJF) Read more

An Estimable Nozze di Figaro from Opera Holland Park


Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro : Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus, City of London Sinfonia, Matthew Willis (conductor). Opera Holland Park, 10.7.2011 (MB) Read more

Opera Holland Park’s ‘Rondine’ is rather a mixed bag


Puccini , La rondine:  (New production by Tom Hawkes): Soloists and Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Conductor: Peter Selwyn. Holland Park, London, 7.7.2011. (JPr) Read more

Bertrand de Billy brings out the best in Massenet fairy tale


Massenet,  Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Bertrand de Billy (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 5.7.2011 (CC) Read more

Latvian Kristine Opolais triumphs as Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden


Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Andris Nelsons. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 25.7.2011 (JPr) Read more

Frozen Music: Vivaldi from Garsington Opera at Wormsley


Vivaldi, La verità in cimento: Soloists, The   Garsington Opera Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor)  The Wormsley Estate 23.6.2011 (BK) Read more

Nico Muhly’s ‘Two Boys’ at English National Opera


Nico Muhly, Two Boys (world premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Rumon Gamba (conductor). The Coliseum, London, 24.6.2011 (MB) Read more

In Praise of Amateur Opera – Bel Canto Opera’s La Traviata


Verdi ,La Traviata : Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Bel Canto Opera, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 16.6.2011 (RJ) Read more

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