Though There Is Some Fine Singing, WNO’s Eugene Onegin Doesn’t Grip Emotionally


Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, and Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Ainár Rubiķis (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 27.9.2017. (GPu)


Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) Betina Skovbro

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An Innovative, Impactful Double Bill from Opera North


Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana: Sullivan, Trial by Jury: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringorg & Oliver Rundell (conductors), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 27.9.2017. (JL)

Cavalleria Rusticana. Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Cavalleria rusticana (c) Robert Workman

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Verdi Vies with Cirque du Soleil in a Silky but Improbable ENO Aida


Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor). London Coliseum, London. 28.9.2017. (JPr)

A scene from Aida by Verdi @ London Coliseum. An English National Opera production. Conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson. Directed by Phelim McDermott. (Opening 28-09-17) ©Tristram Kenton 09-17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email:

Act IV of ENO’s Aida (c) Tristram Kenton

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Powerful and Thought-Provoking Khovanschina from the Welsh National Opera


Mussorgsky, Khovanschina: Soloists, and Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 23.9.2017. (GPu)


WNO’s Khovanschina (c) Clive Barda

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Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO and a Fine Cast Immerse the Audience in Enescu’s Oedipe


Enescu, Oedipe (concert performance):  Soloists, Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic, Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski. Royal Festival Hall, London 22.9.2017. (JPr)

Paul Gay as 'Oedipe' with Vladimir Jurwoski conducting LPO at RFH

Paul Gay (Oedipe) with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO (c) Allex Max

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Saffron Opera’s Götterdämmerung Sees the End of Everything and Audience on their Feet



Wagner, Götterdämmerung (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 17.9.2017. (JPr) Read more

Leoncavallo and Ravel: Two ‘Little Greats’ on the New Taster Menu from Opera North


Leoncavallo, Ravel: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 16.9.2017. (CF)

PagliacciRichard Burkhard as Tonio and Peter Auty as Canio. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton.

L’enfant et les sortilèges
Katie Bray (Louis XV Chair), John Savournin (Armchair) & Wallis Giunta (Child)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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Julia Jones Conducts a Satisfying and Well-Sung Royal Opera Die Zauberflöte


Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.9.2017. (CC)
Mauro Peter as Tamino (c) ROH Photo credit -Tristram Kenton.

Mauro Peter (Tamino) (c) ROH/Tristram Kenton

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