The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists 2018 Summer Performance Proves a Celebratory Showcase

16/07/2018

2018 Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance – Music and Opera Excerpts from Offenbach, Rossini, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Ambroise Thomas: Noa Naamat (director), Nick Havell (lighting designer), Jo Meredith (movement director) Jette Parker Young Artists, Orchestra of Opera North / Nick Fletcher, James Hendry, Matthew Scott Rogers, Sonia Ben-Santamaria & Jac van Steen (conductors). The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 15.7.2018. (JPr)

Jette Parker Young Artists in L’italiana in Algeri Act I finale (c) Clive Barda

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Opera Holland Park Gives a Fine UK Premiere of Mascagni’s Isabeau

15/07/2018

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Mascagni, Isabeau (UK premiere): Soloists. Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor). Opera Holland Park, Kensington, London, 14.7.2018. (CC)

Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) in OHP’s Isabeau © Ali Wright

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Alan Privett’s Production of Ariadne is Another Huge Longborough Success

15/07/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [2] – Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 13.7.2018. (CP)

LFO’s Ariadne auf Naxos (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Buxton’s Singers Take Up the Challenge of the Considerable Demands of Idomeneo

13/07/2018

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2018 Buxton International Festival [2] – Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Kok (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2018. (RJF)

Madeleine Pierard (Elettra) in <i.Idomeneo (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Buxton’s Brave Effort to Stage British Premiere of Verdi’s 1846 Alzira

13/07/2018

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2018 Buxton International Festival – Verdi’s AlziraSoloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2018. (RJF)

Buxton International Festival’s Alzira (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Go to Covent Garden and be Reminded of Verdi’s Genius; and See Terfel’s Remarkable Falstaff

09/07/2018

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 7.7.2018. (CC)

Sit Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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The Skating Rink is Not as Engaging and Stimulating as it Could Be

08/07/2018

David Sawer, The Skating Rink (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Garry Walker (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 5.7.2018 (CR)

Ben Edquist (Remo), Nuria (Lauren Zolezzi) & Enric (Grant Doyle) (c) Johan Persson

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NCO’s Rare Haydn Opera is an Enchanting Oxford Evening

06/07/2018

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Haydn: Soloists of New Chamber Opera and The Band of Instruments / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 4.7.2018. (CR)

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Bonafede (Thomas Kennedy) and the telescope
(c) Michael Burden

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