The Venetian Sun Shines on the Buxton Stage

07/08/2012

 Gilbert & Sullivan, The Gondoliers: G&S Opera Company & Buxton Festival Orchestra / David Steadman (conductor), Buxton G&S Festival, Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire 4,5 & 12.8.12 (RJW) Read more

Matlock brings Tudor England to Life at Buxton International G&S Festival

01/08/2012

German, Merrie England: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society / Melanie Gilbert (conductor), The Pavilion Theatre, Buxton, Derbyshire, 28.7.2012 (RJW)

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New Devon Opera’s Madam Butterfly – Well Worth Another Shameless Rave

29/07/2012

 Puccini, Madam Butterfly (2nd Opinion): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of New Devon Opera, Paul Foster (conductor) The Northcott Theatre, Exeter 22.7.2012 and The Marquee, Ugbrooke Park 28.7.2012, Courtesy of Lord and Lady Clifford. Sung in English. (BK) Read more

Better a Jolly Romp Than a Depressing Dirge

29/07/2012

 Lord Berners, Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement; Puccini, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Dorset Opera / Jeremy Carnall (conductor), Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, 25.7.2011. Read more

Opera Holland Park Finishes Season on Fine Form with Falstaff

22/07/2012

 Verdi: Falstaff: Soloists and Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Peter Robinson (conductor), Holland Park, London,  20.7.2012. (GD) Read more

Longborough’s Götterdämmerung: a Monumental Achievement

22/07/2012

 Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Alan Privett (director), Kjell Torriset (designer),16-19.7.2012 (JPr) Read more

New Devon Opera’s Madam Butterfly in the Top League

20/07/2012

Puccini, Madam Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of New Devon Opera / Paul Foster (conductor), Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. UK 17.7. 2012 (PRB) Read more

Good but Uneven Onegin Comes to Life Eventually

16/07/2012

  Tchaikovsky, Evgeny Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Holland Park, London, 13.7.2012 . (GDn) Read more

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