Young Cast Sail To Success Aboard H.M.S. Pinafore in Harrogate



Gilbert & Sullivan – H.M.S. PinaforeFestival Youth Production, Harrogate Festival, Savoy Theatre, Harrogate, Yorkshire 12.8.2017. (RJW)

Photo credits © Jane Stokes (DJ Stotty Images)

H.M.S. Pinafore © Jane Stokes (DJ Stotty Images)

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A Triumphant Prom Performance of La Damnation de Faust



 2017 BBC PROMS 31 – Berlioz – La Damnation de Faust:  Soloists; Trinity Boys Choir; Monteverdi Choir; National Youth Choir of Scotland; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.8.2017. (CC)

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Michael Spyres (Faust), Ann Hallenberg (Marguerite) & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (condiuctor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Memorable Prom as Semyon Bychkov Conducts a Wonderfully Sung Khovanshchina



2017 BBC PROMS 29 – Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina (orch. Dmitry Shostakovich): Soloists, Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, BBC Singers, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2017. (JPr)

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Khovanshchina at the 2017 BBC Proms (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Little Magic in the Air: Davis conducts the RSNO in a Thrilling Die Walküre


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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [2] – Wagner, Die Walküre (in concert): Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 6.8.2017. (SRT) Read more

A Bollywood Orfeo ed Euridice Showcases Longborough Festival Opera’s Young Artists


Longborough Festival Opera’s Young Artists Production – Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: Young Artists and Orchestra / Jeremy Silver (conductor). King’s College London’s Greenwood Theatre, London, 4.8.2017. (JPr)

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Hanna-Liisa Kirchin (Orfeo) in LFO’s Orfeo ed Euridice (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Joyce El-Khoury’s Violetta Heads Strong Cast for a Tremendous Glyndebourne La traviata


2017 Glyndebourne Festival [3] – Verdi La traviata: Soloists; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Stefan Soltész. Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, Sussex, 1.8.2017. (CC)


Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) & Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) in La traviata (c) Robbie Jack

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Garsington’s Season Closes on a High Note with Panufnik’s Silver Birch



Roxanna Panufnik, Silver Birch (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Foley Artists, Garsington Opera Adult, Military, Youth and Primary Companies choruses / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 28.7.2017. (CR)


Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch: James Way (Davey), Sam Furness (Jack) with Community Chorus
(c) John Snelling

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Stuart Skelton’s Outstanding Florestan is the Highlight of Fidelio at the BBC Proms



2017 BBC PROMS 9 – Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orfeón Donostiarra, BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.7.2017. (JPr)

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Fidelio with soloists, BBC Philharmonic & Orfeón Donostiarra
conducted by Juanjo Mena (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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