The Skating Rink is Not as Engaging and Stimulating as it Could Be

08/07/2018

David Sawer, The Skating Rink (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Garry Walker (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 5.7.2018 (CR)

Ben Edquist (Remo), Nuria (Lauren Zolezzi) & Enric (Grant Doyle) (c) Johan Persson

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NCO’s Rare Haydn Opera is an Enchanting Oxford Evening

06/07/2018

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Haydn: Soloists of New Chamber Opera and The Band of Instruments / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 4.7.2018. (CR)

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Bonafede (Thomas Kennedy) and the telescope
(c) Michael Burden

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Pelléas is Stefan Herheim’s Directorial Debut at Glyndebourne

02/07/2018

 Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [2] – Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 30.7.2018. (CC)

2018 Glyndebourne Festival’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Scottish Opera’s First-Rate Production of Tchaikovsky’s Great Eugene Onegin

01/07/2018

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish National Opera / Stuart Stratford (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 28.6.2018. (RB)

Samuel Dale Johnson (Onegin) & Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) James Glossop

 

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Holten’s Don Giovanni Stimulates and, Occasionally, Transfixes at Covent Garden

01/07/2018

 Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Marc Minkowski (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 29.6.2018. (CC)

Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni (c) Bill Cooper

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Tremendous Stuff: RCM’s In the Locked Room and The Lighthouse

30/06/2018

Watkins, In the Locked Room, and Davies, The Lighthouse: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 27.6.2018. (MB)

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The OAE Brings the Music and Dance of Louis XIV’s Versailles to the Southbank

27/06/2018

 André Campra, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau and others: Anna Dennis (soprano), Nick Pritchard (tenor), Les Corps Éloquents (Hubert Hazebroucq [dancer/choreographer] and dancers: Irène Feste and Romain Arreghini), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / John Butt (harpsichord/conductor), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 26.6.2018. (JPr)

Les Corps Éloquents, Anna Dennis and the OAE (c) Belinda Lawley

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The Sixteen Deliver Life-Enhancing Performance of Acis & Galatea

27/06/2018

Handel: The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (conductor). Wigmore Hall, 23.6.2018. (CC)

Grace Davidson

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