Highly Imaginative and Exuberant Così fan tutte from Northern Ireland Opera

19/11/2017

Mozart, Così fan tutteCast and Chorus of Northern Ireland Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Nicholas Chalmers (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 17.11.2017. (RB)

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Northern Ireland Opera’s Così fan tutte (c) Patrick Redmond

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Good Singing Redeems Two Disappointing Cav & Pag Opera North Stagings

17/11/2017

Leoncavallo & Mascagni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg (conductor). The Lowry, Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2017. (RJF) Read more

At the V&A: Tim Watts’ Musically and Dramatically Compelling Kepler’s Trial

11/11/2017

Tim Watts, Kepler’s Trial (opera preceded by panel discussion with Prof Ulinka Rublack, Tim Watts, Aura Satz, Dame Marina Warner, Prof Simon Schaffer): soloists, chorus and orchestra / Graham Walker (conductor). Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.11.2017. (VV)

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Cerys Purser (Katharina) in Kepler’s Trial (c) Aura Satz

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Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène brings Autumnal Joy

08/11/2017

Jacques Offenbach, La belle Hélène (in English): Soloists, Kentish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Robyn Sevastos (conductor), The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, 29.10.2017 (MH)

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Calchas (Graham Stone) & Orestes (Lindy Everett) in Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène
© Andrew Waltham

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Rather A Divided Audience Response for WNO’s From the House of the Dead

04/11/2017

Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 26.10.2017. (RJF)

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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Music and Singing Ensures this WNO Fledermaus Staging Deserves Longevity

02/11/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 27.10.2017. (RJF)

DIE FLEDERMAUS_WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, Rosalinde; Mary Elizabeth Williams, Eisenstein; Mark Stone, Falke; Ben McAteer, Adele; Rhian Lois, Orlofsky; Emma Carrington, Alfred; Paul Charles Clarke, Frank; Alan Opie, Frosch; Steve Speirs, Conductor Tomas Hanus ,

WNO’s Die Fledermaus – Mary Elizabeth Williams Rosalinde) & Mark Stone (Eisenstein)
(c) Bill Cooper

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An Extraordinary Covent Garden Lucia from Oropesa, Castronovo, Maltman and Mariotti

02/11/2017

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloist; Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 30.10.2017. (CC)

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Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) & Charles Castronovo (Edgardo) in Lucia di Lammermoor
(c) Stephen Cummiskey

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Some Good Singing and Acting Rescues WNO’s Eugene Onegin from Mediocrity

01/11/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 25.10.2017. (RJF)

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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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