A Dark and Sparse Buxton Macbeth Redeemed by Outstanding Singing


Buxton Festival 2017 [1] – Verdi, Macbeth (original 1847 version): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2017. (RJF)


Macbeth (Stephen Gadd) & Kate Ladner (Lady Macbeth) (c) Robert Workman

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Alagna Leads a Wonderful Cast in the 16th Revival of Andrei Serban’s Covent Garden Turandot


Puccini, Turandot:  Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 8.7.2017. (JPr)

A scene from Turandot by Puccini @ Royal Opera House. Conductor, Dan Ettinger. Directed by Andrei Serban (Opening 08-07-17) ©Tristram Kenton 07-17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Brindley Sherratt (Timur), Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù) & Roberto Alagna (Calaf) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Devine and New Chamber Opera Captivate with Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia


Paisiello, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, New Chamber Opera / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 5.7.2017. (CR)

Photo: Michael Burden, New Chamber Opera.

Il barbiere di Siviglia (c) Michael Burden/New Chamber Opera

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Grange Park Opera Displays its Compelling Die Walküre in its New West Horsley Home


Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Grange Park Opera, West Horsley Place, Surrey, 1.7.2017. (JPr)

Act 1 (credit: Robert Workman)

Die Walküre Act I (c) Robert Workman

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Finely Produced and Performed Il turco in Italia at Garsington Opera



Rossini, Il turco in Italia: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / David Parry, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 29.6.2016. (CR)


Il turco in Italia (c) Alice Pennefather

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Vocal Performances to Treasure Despite Stygian Gloom of Keith Warner’s Covent Garden Otello


Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.6.2017. (JPr)


Otello Act I (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Rousset and Royal Opera Dazzle with Mozart’s Mitridate


Mozart, Mitridate, rè di Ponto: Cast, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Christophe Rousset (harpsichord). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.6.2017. (CC)

Michael Spyres as Mitridate © ROH. Photo by Bill Cooper.

Michael Spyres as Mitridate © ROH/Bill Cooper

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Lise Davidsen is Imperious in Katharina Thoma’s Comic and Profound Ariadne auf Naxos


Glyndebourne Festival 2017 [1] – Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Glyndebourne, East Sussex. 25.6.2017. (JPr)


Lise Davidsen (Prima Donna/Ariadne) & Nicholas Folwell (Major-Domo) (c) Robert Workman

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