Carmen on Grand Scale with Intense Finale

24/02/2013

 Bizet, Carmen: Soloists and Chorus, Capital Arts Children’s Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Hancock (conductor), David Freeman (director), Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.2.2013 (JPr)
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Copley’s Boheme Continues to Satisfy 40 Years On

17/02/2013

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Alexander Joel (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 16.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Great Singing in ENO’s Monstrously Camp Médée

17/02/2013

 Charpentier, Médée: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Christian Curnyn (conductor). The Coliseum, London, 15.3.2013 (MB) Read more

Fulham Opera’s Siegfried Surpasses Expectations

14/02/2013

 Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists of Fulham Opera, Benjamin Woodward (piano accompanist), St John’s Church, Fulham, London, 12.2.2013. (JPr)

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Hallé’s Meistersinger a Triumph

13/02/2013

  Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1862/67): Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, RNCM Chamber Choir, Chetham’s Chamber Choir, Ad Solem – University of Manchester Chamber Choir, Hallé Orchestra, Members of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Chetham’s Sinfonia / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Jamie Phillips (assistant conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 10.2.13 (MC) Read more

Excellent Eugene Onegin Let Down by Lacklustre Conducting

12/02/2013

  Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 11.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Stylish Performance of Radamisto in London

12/02/2013

 Handel, Radamisto (revised, 1720 version) Soloists and English Concert/Harry Bicket (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 10.2.13 (CC) Read more

Luminous Orchestral Playing in WNO’s Striking Lulu

11/02/2013

 Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lothar Koenigs (conductor), (premiere), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 8.2.2013 (GPu) Read more

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