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

A Sparkling ‘Cosi’ in Holland Park

20/06/2012

 Mozart, Così fan Tutte : Chorus and Orchestra of Holland Park Opera, Thomas Kemp (conductor) Holland Park, London 18.6.2012 (RB) Read more

Magical Start to the 21st Longborough Opera Festival

12/06/2012

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), Longborough, Gloucestershire, 9-16.6.2012. (RJ) Read more

Royal Opera’s Brutal but Engrossing Salome

07/06/2012

 Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 5.6.2012. (JPr)

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