Some Good Singing and Acting Rescues WNO’s Eugene Onegin from Mediocrity

01/11/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 25.10.2017. (RJF)

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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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Good to Hear Khovanshchina Again, Albeit in the Softened Shostakovich Edition

01/11/2017

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 24.10.2017. (RJF)

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WNO’s Khovanshchina (c) Clive Barda

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A Reminder of the Genius of Handel in Semele

21/10/2017

Handel – Semele (concert performance): Soloists; Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Christophe Rousset (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 18.10.2017. (CC) Read more

John Copley’s production of Die Fledermaus retains its champagne sparkle

16/10/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.10.2017. (GPu)

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera; photo credit - Bill Cooper.

WNO’s Die Fledermaus (c) Bill Cooper

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead – an Outstanding Achievement, Mandatory Viewing

15/10/2017

Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.10.2017. (GPu)

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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The Royal Opera Render a Thought-Provoking and Musical Les Vêpres siciliennes

14/10/2017

Verdi, Les Vêpres siciliennes (1855 Paris version): Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Maurizio Benini. Royal Opera House, London, 12.10.2017. (CC)

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Erwin Schrott as Jean Procida with dancers (c) ROH/Bill Cooper

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ENO’s The Barber of Seville is an Altogether Satisfying Evening

14/10/2017

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Hilary Griffiths. London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, 10.10.2017. (CC)

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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) & Sarah Tynan (Rosina) in ENO’s The Barber of Seville (c) Robbie Jack

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Though There Is Some Fine Singing, WNO’s Eugene Onegin Doesn’t Grip Emotionally

03/10/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, and Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 27.9.2017. (GPu)

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Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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