Glyndebourne’s New Die Zauberflöte Misfires, Despite an Excellent Cast

23/07/2019

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2019 [3] – Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Chorus of the Glyndebourne Festival, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, 21.7.2019. (RB)

Sofia Fomina, Martin Snell, Brindley Sherratt, Michael Kraus, Thomas Atkins
and chorus (c) Bill Cooper

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Garsington Opera’s Alert and Intriguing Don Giovanni Production

23/07/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [4] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 18.7.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Don Giovanni (c) Johan Persson

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The 2019 JPYA Summer Performance is a Thoroughly Enjoyable Musical Experience

23/07/2019

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance: Soloists, Conductors and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 21.7.2019. (AK)

Jacquelyn Stucker (Euridice) and Patrick Terry (Orfeo) (c) Clive Barda

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Cilea’s Radiant L’arlesiana Ardently Performed in the Beautiful Setting of Holland Park

21/07/2019

Cilea, L’arlesiana: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Dane Lam (conductor). Opera Holland Park, London, 20.7.2019. (CC)

Yvonne Howard as Rosa Mamai (c) Ali Wright

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Longborough’s Female-Centric Don Giovanni

13/07/2019

Longborough Festival Opera [3] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Thomas Blunt (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 11.7.2019. (CP)

Ivan Ludlow (Don Giovanni) & Llio Evans (Zerlina) © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Garsington’s Admirable Elucidation of Psychologically and Emotionally Dark The Turn of the Screw

13/07/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [3] – Britten, The Turn of Screw: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 7.7.2018. (CR)

Leo Jemison (Miles) Elen Willmer (Flora) Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) & Katherine Broderick (Miss Jessel)<br/>(c) Johan Persson

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A Spellbinding and Deeply Satisfying Trip to the World of Monteverdi’s Orfeo

10/07/2019

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, I Fagiolini (director: Robert Hollingworth) with Music and Theatre for All, Jerwood Hall (LSO St Luke’s), London, 7.7.2019. (AK)

I Fagiolini’s L’Orfeo (c) Ben Pugh

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Laurent Pelly’s Production of La fille du regiment Remains a Triumph

10/07/2019

Donizetti, La fille du regiment: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.7.2019. (CC)

Javier Camarena (Tonio) and Sabine Devieilhe (Marie) (c) Tristram Kenton

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