Pirates of Penzance is Strong in Delivery of Sullivan’s Delightful Music

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [4] – The Pirates of PenzanceSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Pirates of Penzance (c) Jane Stokes

Read more

At the G&S Festival the Victorian Politics of Iolanthe is Brought Up to Date

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Soloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 18.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Company’s Iolanthe(c) Jane Stokes

Read more

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer at the Harrogate Festival

25/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan – Trial by Jury and The SorcererSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Trial by Jury (c) Jane Stokes

Read more

A Double Dose! At the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Patience is a Virtue

24/08/2018

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival [1] – Patience: University of Southampton Light Opera Society / Tim Lutton (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 16.8.2018 matinee. (RJW)

University of Southampton Light Opera Society’s Patience
© Thomas Joy

Read more

Grimeborn 2018’s Greek is a Dazzling, Staggering Achievement

17/08/2018

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Mark-Anthony Turnage, Greek: The Kantanti Ensemble / Tim Anderson (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 15.8.2018. (RD)

Richard Morrison (Dad), Philippa Boyle (Mum) and Edmund Danon (Eddy) (c) Lidia Crisafulli

Read more

Catch The Beggar’s Opera at the EIF if You Can

16/08/2018

EIF logo Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [9] – John Gay, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / Florian Carré (conductor). King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 16.8.2018. (SRT)

Benjamin Purkiss (Macheath) (c) Patrick Berger

Read more

An Intimate Lucia di Lammermoor from Fulham Opera at Grimeborn 2018

12/08/2018

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Fulham Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Ben Woodward (piano) / Michael Thrift (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 11.8.2018. (JPr)

Read more

A Superb Production at Glyndebourne of Barber’s Unjustly Neglected Vanessa

09/08/2018

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [3] – Barber, Vanessa:  Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 6.8.2018. (RB)

Emma Bell (Vanessa) & Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol) in Vanessa (c) Tristram Kenton

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

MW

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Looking Ahead to the 2019 Lucerne Festivals __________________________________
  • NEW! Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Bampton Classical Opera Perform Amahl and the Night Visitors in December __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House’s Sundays for a Fiver Festival in November __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Holland Park’s 2019 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre Reopens in December 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2018/19 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House’s Exciting 2018/19 Cinema Season __________________________________
  • NEW! See Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen this Autumn __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019 and Beyond __________________________________
  • NEW! Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
 in 2018/2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Edinburgh Sunday International Concerts Series in 2018/19 __________________________________
  • NEW! Salzburg Whitsun Festival 7 – 10 June 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 UK Cinema Season __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018-2019 Geneva Grand Theâtre Season __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 Hallé Season in Manchester __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! The OAE Shakes Up Concert Hall Conventions as Players and Conductors Talk from Stage __________________________________
  • NEW! SOPRANO ELENA MOȘUC IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY CREEL __________________________________
  • NEW! THE PIANIST ANGELA HEWITT IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Montserrat Caballé (1933 – 2018): A Personal Tribute by Jack Buckley __________________________________
  • NEW! The Future of Opera is Theatre: An Essay by Casey Creel __________________________________
  • NEW! Jacqui and David Morris’s New Documentary Film Nureyev Celebrates a Unique Man and Dancer __________________________________
  • NEW! MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • NEW! JACK BUCKLEY’S MEMORIES OF LINDSAY KEMP (1938-2018) __________________________________
  • NEW! THE GESUALDO SIX IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • NEW! A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • NEW! TENOR NICHOLAS PHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SALLON __________________________________
  • NEW! THE PIANIST GEORGE HARLIONO IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! THE CONDUCTOR ALEXANDER SLADKOVSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month