A Lively, Enthusiastic Young Cast for the RCM’s Figaro

04/12/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus (chorus master: Leanne Singh-Levett) and Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.11.2018. (MB)

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Kosky’s Thought-Provoking Royal Opera Carmen Returns to Covent Garden

02/12/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 30.11.2018. (CC)

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) (c) Bill Cooper

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ENO On Top Form for Welcome Resurrection of Miller’s Popular La bohème

28/11/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Alexander Joel (conductor). London Coliseum, 26.11.2018. (JPr)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì)  & Jonathan Tetelman (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

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Opera Rara and LPO Resurrect Puccini’s 1883 Single-Act Le Willis

22/11/2018

Bizet, Verdi, Puccini: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.11.2018. (JPr)

Le Willis: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, LPO
& Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (c) Russell Duncan

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Unavoidable Necessity of Orchestral Reduction Hampers MWO’s Lively L’heure espagnole

19/11/2018

A Spanish Hour – Ravel’s L’heure espagnole: Mid Wales Opera. Instrumental ensemble and soloists / Jonathan Lyness (music director). Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 15.11.2018. (GPu)

MWO’s L’heure espagnole © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Vibrant and Colourful Company Performance of Merry Widow from Opera North

19/11/2018

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2018. (RJF)

Quirijn de Lang (Danilo) & members of the Chorus of Opera North (c) Robert Workman

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Kramer’s Vision and Tilmans’s Unforgettable Photography Create a Powerful War Requiem

18/11/2018

Britten: Emma Bell (soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Finchley Children’s Music Group, ENO War Requiem Ensemble (Porgy and Bess Ensemble and Chorus of English National Opera), Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 16.11.2018. (CC)

ENO’s War Requiem (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Welcome New Opera North Tosca Production has an Outstanding Singer in the Title Role

18/11/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jonathan Santagada (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 14.11.2018. (RJF)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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