Cendrillon is a Glyndebourne Success and a Revelation in Repertoire

16/10/2018

Glyndebourne Tour 2018 – Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus Soloists and Orchestra / Duncan Ward (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, 13.10.2018. (RD) Read more

Happy Memories and Hopes for a Bright Future from ENO’s Opera For All

15/10/2018

English National Opera’s Opera For All – A Celebration of 50 Years of Opera at the London Coliseum: Soloists, The Porgy and Bess Ensemble, English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, Mark Biggins, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Fitzpatrick, James Henshaw, Murray Hipkin, Chris Hopkins (conductors). London Coliseum, 10.10.2018. (JPr)

ENO’s Opera For All (c) Piers Allardyce

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Dusapin’s Passion Reminds Us that Myth and Music are Central to the Human Experience

15/10/2018

Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales – Dusapin, Passion (in English): Jennifer France (Her), Johnny Herford (Him), Cyril Durand-Gasselin, Nikita Goile, Ed Myhill, Julia Rieder, Malik Williams, Queenie Maidment-Otlet (dancers), Exaudi, Sound InterMedia, London Sinfonietta / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 13.10.2018. (CC)

Jennifer France & Johnny Herford in Passion (c) Clive Barda

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Fine ENO Cast but as Catfish Row Comes to the Coliseum Perhaps Porgy and Bess is Too ‘Traditional’

14/10/2018

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: Soloists, Actors, Chorus, Orchestra of the English National Opera / John Wilson (conductor). London Coliseum, 11.10.2018. (MB)

ENO’s Porgy and Bess (c) Tristram Kenton

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WNO’s La Cenerentola Makes Us Laugh, Think and Feel

11/10/2018

Rossini, La CenerentolaSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 5.10.2018. (GPu)

Tara Erraught as Angelina, with mice © Jane Hobson

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ENO’s Cast Deserved Better Than This Incompetent, Incoherent Production of Salome

05/10/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Orchestra of the English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 3.10.2018. (MB)

Allison Cooke (Salome) (c) Catherine Ashmore

Allison Cooke (Salome) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Funeral for the Queen of Carthage is a Remarkable Evening of Purcell

04/10/2018

Purcell: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 2.10.2018. (CC)

Dido and Aeneas – Caitlin Hulcup & Rowan Pierce (c) Mark Allan

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Superb Production of Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera

03/10/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists and Chorus of Northern Ireland (NI) Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Gareth Hancock (conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 30.10.2018. (RB)

Northern ireland Opera’s Rigoletto (c) Patrick Redmond

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