Nadine Benjamin’s Outstanding Tosca Celebrates How Everybody Can!

21/01/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Everybody Can! Opera’s Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / William Conway (conductor). St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 18.1.2019. (TC)

Nadine Benjamin © Devon Cass

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Stars Align to Enable This Royal Opera Traviata Revival Succeed Like Few Others

16/01/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14.1.2019. (CC)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) & Charles Castronovo (Alfredo) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Stefan Herheim’s Staging of The Queen of Spades Comes to Covent Garden

14/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Members of the Tiffin Children’s Chorus and Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding) and Extra Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.1.2019. (MB)

Vladimir Stoyanov as Yeletsky and cast in The Queen of Spades
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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SOME OF SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEWERS LOOK BACK AT 2018

26/12/2018

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The Royal Opera’s Vacuous Production Strips Hänsel und Gretel of its Magic

16/12/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Actors, Dancers, ROH Youth Opera Company, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sebastian Weigle (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.12.2018. (MB)

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel) & Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH/Clive Barda

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Quentin Hayes Leads RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi From the Front

12/12/2018

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi (c) Robert Workman

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RNCM’s Winning Policy Blends Experience with Youth in Suor Angelica

11/12/2018

Puccini, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

Linda Richardson (Suor Angelica) & ensemble (c) Robert Workman

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Candide Forms a Fitting Climax to the LSO’s Celebration of the Bernstein Centenary

10/12/2018

Bernstein, Candide (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Guildhall School Young Artists; London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Marin Alsop. 8.12.2018. (CC)

Sofie von Otter (The Old Lady Anne), Marin Alsop, Jane Archibald (Cunegonde)
(c) Mark Allan

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