Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO and a Fine Cast Immerse the Audience in Enescu’s Oedipe


Enescu, Oedipe (concert performance):  Soloists, Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic, Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski. Royal Festival Hall, London 22.9.2017. (JPr)

Paul Gay as 'Oedipe' with Vladimir Jurwoski conducting LPO at RFH

Paul Gay (Oedipe) with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO (c) Allex Max

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Saffron Opera’s Götterdämmerung Sees the End of Everything and Audience on their Feet



Wagner, Götterdämmerung (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 17.9.2017. (JPr) Read more

Leoncavallo and Ravel: Two ‘Little Greats’ on the New Taster Menu from Opera North


Leoncavallo, Ravel: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 16.9.2017. (CF)

PagliacciRichard Burkhard as Tonio and Peter Auty as Canio. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton.

L’enfant et les sortilèges
Katie Bray (Louis XV Chair), John Savournin (Armchair) & Wallis Giunta (Child)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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Julia Jones Conducts a Satisfying and Well-Sung Royal Opera Die Zauberflöte


Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.9.2017. (CC)
Mauro Peter as Tamino (c) ROH Photo credit -Tristram Kenton.

Mauro Peter (Tamino) (c) ROH/Tristram Kenton

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There is Much to Admire in Richard Jones’s New La bohème for the Royal Opera


Puccini, La bohèmeSoloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 10.9.2017. (JPr)


La bohème Act II (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Glyndebourne’s Excellent La clemenza di Tito Comes to the Proms


2017 BBC PROMS 59: Mozart – La Clemenza di TitoSoloists; Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.8.2017. (CC)
performs the role of Sextus in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under conductor Robin Ticciati at the BBC Proms. Photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Anna Stéphany (Sextus) in La clemenza di Tito
(c) Chris Christodoulou.

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The Festival Entertains with a Full-Scale Musical Production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Engaged



Gilbert & Sullivan, Engaged: Festival production by Alan Borthwick and Friends, Harrogate Festival, Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England  11.8.2017. (RJW)


Gilbert & Sullivan’s Engaged (c) Raymond Walker

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Stuart Skelton Is Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh International Festival


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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [6] – Britten, Peter Grimes (concert performance): Soloists, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Edvard Grieg Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Students from the Royal Northern College of Music/Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 13.8.2017. (RP)

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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