Das Rheingold is a Triumphant Start to the LPO/Jurowski Ring

28/01/2018

LPO: A Golden Gala Evening  – Wagner, Das Rheingold:  Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.1.2018. (CC)

Sofia Fomina (Woglinde), Rowan Hellier (Wellgunde) & Lucie Špičková (Flosshilde) (c) Simon Jay Price

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Angela Gheorghiu is a Sensation in the Royal Opera’s Revival of Tosca

25/01/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor), Royal Opera House, London, 24.1.2018. (JPr)

Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Delightful Double-Feature of Holst and Ullmann at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

23/01/2018

Holst and Ullmann: Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland / Lionel Friend (conductor), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 20.1.2018. (SRT)

Savitri (c) Robert McFadzean Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sāvitri (c) Robert McFadzean/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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A Welcome Revival of Opera North’s Magnificent Madama Butterfly

20/01/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin Pickard (conductor), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 19.1.2018. (JL)

Ann Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) & Merūnas Vitulskis (Pinkerton) (c) Richard H Smith

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A Rewarding Performance of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse by the ROH

12/01/2018

Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patriaCast, The Return of Ulysses Community Ensemble, Thurrock Community Chorus,  Orchestra of the Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Roundhouse, London, 10.1.2018. (CC)

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse; photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse/Stephen Cummiskey

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An Ugly, Lovely, Opera: Salome Returns to Covent Garden

09/01/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.1.2018. (JPr)

John Daszak (Herod) & Malin Byström (Salome) (c) Clive Barda

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Alexander Joel Conducts a Well-Balanced Revival of the Royal Opera’s Rigoletto

16/12/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Alexander Joel (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14.12.2017. (CC)

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Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto © ROH/Mark Douet

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Swiftly Flowing and Straightforward RNCM Production of Cendrillon

15/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Theatre, Manchester. 12.12.2017. (MC)

Cendrillon - Music by Jules Massenet - Libretto by Henri Cain - RNCM Opera - 6th December 2017 Conductor - Martin André Director - Olivia Fuchs Designer - Yannis Thavoris Lighting Designer - Matt Haskins

Caroline Taylor as Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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