Glyndebourne’s Cendrillon is Memorable in Every Way

12/06/2019

Glyndebourne Festival Opera [2] – Massenet, Cendrillon: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 8.6.2019. (CC)

Cendrillon (Danielle de Niese) and Prince Charming (Kate Lindsey)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith.
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Garsington Opera’s The Bartered Bride is a Winning Summer’s Evening

12/06/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [1] – Bedřich Smetana, The Bartered Bride: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Jac van Steen (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 8.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s The Bartered Bride (c) Clive Barda
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Heggie’s Dead Man Walking Makes a Theatrically Compelling Start to WNO’s Freedom Season

11/06/2019

Heggie, Dead Man Walking:  Soloists, WNO Youth Opera and Children’s Chorus, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Karen Kamensek (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 7.6.2019. (GPu)

Morgan Smith (Joseph De Rocher) and Luca Cervoni (Sister Helen) (c) Johan Persson
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With Das Rheingold Longborough Sets Off Once Again on the Ring Road

11/06/2019

Longborough Festival Opera 2019 [1] – Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough, 9.6.2019. (JPr)

Mark Le Brocq (Loge) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis
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A Rewarding Rarity by John Blow Revived in London

10/06/2019

Handel, Aminta e Fillide and Blow – Venus and Adonis: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Chad Kelly (conductor). Milton Court Theatre, London, 5.6.2019. (MB)

Cupid Collin Shea centre ) and chorus (c) Clive Barda
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Exceptional Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera

08/06/2019

Grange Park Opera 2019 – Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Grange Park Opera Chorus, English National Opera Orchestra / Gianluca Marcianò (conductor). West Horsley Place, Surrey. 6.6.2019. (VV)

Marina Costa-Jackson (Elisabeth) and Leonardo Capalbo (Don Carlos)
(c) Robert Workman
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Good Performance of Manon Lescaut Despite a Less than Engaging Production

06/06/2019

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus (chorus master: Richard Harker), City of London Sinfonia, Peter Robinson (conductor). Holland Park, London, 4.6.2019 (MB)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut). Shadow Manons and OHP Chorus
© Robert Workman
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Unfamiliar Gluck Operas Revived and Performed with Utmost Care by The Mozartists

03/06/2019

Gluck: Soloists, The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 31.5.2019. (CC)

Lena Belkina (Orfeo) (c) Benjamin Ealovega
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