MUGSS Deliver an Excellent Iolanthe

27/03/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Manchester Universities Gilbert & Sullivan Society / Joe Hearson (conductor), Students’ Union Hall, Manchester, 22.3.2018. (RJW)

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RNCM’s Treasurable Production of Hansel and Gretel is Enchanting

22/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester. 19.3.2018. (MC)

Iain Henderson (Gingerbread Witch) in Hansel and Gretel © Robert Workman

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Fine Singing and a Staging that Could Hardly be Bettered at the RNCM

19/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. 17.3.2018. (RJF)

Kimberley Raw (Witch) in Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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Mid-Wales Opera’s Attractive and Intimate Eugene Onegin

19/03/2018

 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor), Riverfront Theatre, Newport, 16.3.2018. (GPu)

Mid Wales Opera’s Eugene Onegin (c) MWO

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Making the Case for Bernstein’s A Quiet Place

18/03/2018

Bernstein, A Quiet Place: Soloists, Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 9.3.2018. (RP)

Dennis Chmelensky in Curtis Opera Theatre’s A Quiet Place © Paula Court

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Daniel Kramer’s La traviata for English National Opera Disappoints

17/03/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Leo McFall (conductor), 16.3.2018. (JPr)

Lukhanyo Moyake (Alfredo), Claudia Boyle (Violetta) & Aled Hall (Gaston) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Opera North’s First Production of a Verdi Masterpiece Disappoints

15/03/2018

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), The Lowry, Salford Quays, 10.3.2018. (RJF)

Patricia Bardon (;Ulrica Arvidson) and Richard Mosley-Evans (Christian) (c) Clive Barda

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Janáček’s Last Opera Memorably Staged at the Royal Opera House

12/03/2018

  Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 10.3.2018. (MB)

From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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