Pop-Up Opera’s Thought-Provoking Approach to La Tragédie de Carmen

30/09/2018

Bizet/Brook, La Tragédie de Carmen: Soloists of Pop-Up Opera / Berrak Dyer (musical director). Asylum Chapel, Peckham, London, 25.9.2018. (MB)

Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen (c) Chloe Latchmore

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McVicar’s Traviata for WNO Tells the Story Well and Moves an Audience as it Should

25/09/2018

 Verdi, La traviata:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 21.9.2018. (GPu)

Kang Wang (Alfredo) & Linda Richardson (Violetta). (c) Betina Skovbro

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A Tosca of Belly Punching Power from Opera North

24/09/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Anthony Hermus (conductor), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 22.9.2018. (JL)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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WNO’s Stirring Production of Prokofiev’s Unwieldy Theatrical Epic Rewards Ambition

19/09/2018

Prokofiev, War and Peace: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 15.9.2018. (GPu)

WNO’s War and Peace (c) Clive Barda

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Another Significant Achievement: Saffron Opera Group’s Parsifal Scales Wagnerian Heights

18/09/2018

  Wagner, Parsifal (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 16.9.2018. (JPr)

Elaine McKrill (Kundry), Michael Bracegirdle (Parsifal), Michael Thorne (conductor)
& SOG Orchestra (c) Roger King

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Jamie Manton’s Wonderfully Alive Staging of Paul Bunyan for ENO

04/09/2018

Britten, Paul Bunyan: Soloists, English National Opera Chorus and instrumentalists / Matthew Kofi Waldren (conductor), Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 3.8.2018. (JB)

Elgan Llyr Thomas as Johnny Inkslinger (c) Genevieve Girling

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Bampton’s Clever UK Modern-Times Première of Isouard’s Cendrillon

29/08/2018

Bampton Classical Opera 2018 – Isouard, Cendrillon: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Harry Sever (conductor), Westonbirt Orangery, Tetbury, 27.8.2018. (CP)

Jenny Stafford (Tisbe), Benjamin Durrant (Dandini) & Aoife O’Sullivan (Clorinde)
in Cendrillon (c) Bampton Classical Opera

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Pirates of Penzance is Strong in Delivery of Sullivan’s Delightful Music

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [4] – The Pirates of PenzanceSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Pirates of Penzance (c) Jane Stokes

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