The ‘Endless Pleasure’ of Semele Brought to Life at the Royal Academy of Music

16/11/2018

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 14.11.2018. (MB)

Royal Academy of Music’s Semele (c) Robert Workman

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A Dramatic and Musically Triumphant Mad Scene is a Highlight of ENO’s Lucia Revival

11/11/2018

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). London Coliseum, 9.11.2018. (CC)

Eleazar Rodríguez (Edgardo) & Sarah Tynan (Lucia) (c) John Snelling

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Carefully Chosen Singers are the Highlight of GSMD’s Così

10/11/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, London, 5.11.2018. (CC)

GSMD’s Così fan tutte (c) Clive Barda

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John Lundgren’s Conflicted Wotan is the Highlight of Keith Warner’s Die Walküre

29/10/2018

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano. Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.10.2018. (JPr)

Sarah Connolly (Fricka) & John Lundgren (Wotan) (c) Bill Cooper

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No Gimmicks Just Sheer Professionalism from McVicar’s Traviata for WNO

24/10/2018

Verdi, La traviataSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/ James Southall (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 19.10.2018. (RJF)

Kang Wang (Alfredo) & Linda Richardson (Violetta). (c) Betina Skovbro

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WNO’s Enjoyable Cenerentola has a Rare Operatic Happy Ending

23/10/2018

Rossini. La Cenerentola: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 19.10.2018. (RJF)

Tara Erraught (Angelina) & Rats (c) JaneHobson

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Mastersingers and Rehearsal Orchestra’s Siegfried Act II Shows Talent and Commitment

23/10/2018

Wagner, Siegfried Act II: Soloists, Rehearsal Orchestra / Anthony Legge (conductor), Henry Wood Hall, London, 21.10.2018. (JPr)

Eliot Goldie (Siegfried) (c) Roger Lee

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Scottish Opera Opens the New Season with a Revival of Verdi’s Rigoletto

21/10/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Rumon Gumba (conductor), Theatre Royal Glasgow, 18.10.2018. (GT)

Rigoletto Act III (c) Julie Howden

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