Jonas Kaufmann Returns from Illness in a Perplexing Production of Lohengrin

23/01/2017

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: José Luis Basso) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 21.1.2017. (MB)

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Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin) & Martina Serafin (Elsa) (c) Monika Rittershaus/Opéra national de Paris

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Opera Warwick’s Die Fledermaus in Coventry

22/01/2017

Johann Strauss:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Warwick / Paul McGrath (conductor), University of Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, 19.1.2017. (RD)

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly); photo credit - Warwick Opera.

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly) (c) Peter Marsh/ashmorevisuals

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Covent Garden Sees New Cast Perform Verdi’s La traviata With Mixed Results

18/01/2017

Verdi, La traviata: Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniele Rustioni. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 16.1.2017 (CC)

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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta Valéry) & Artur Rucínski (Giorgio Germont) © ROH/Tristram Kenton

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Benjamin at Covent Garden: An Historical and Unmissable Performance

15/01/2017

Benjamin, Written on Skin: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/George Benjamin. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.1.2017. (CC)

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Royal Opera’s Written on Skin (c) Stephen Cummiskey

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Simon Rattle Leads an Outstanding Concert Performance of Le grand macabre

15/01/2017

Ligeti – Le grand macabre: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.1.2017. (MB)

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Audrey Luna (Gepopo), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and London Symphony Orchestra (c) John Phillips/Getty Images

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The Royal Opera’s New Der Rosenkavalier: Rather a Missed Opportunity

18/12/2016

Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Dancers, Actors, Child Singers, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 17.12.2016. (MB)

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Der Rosenkavalier (c) ROH/Catherine Ashmore

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A New ‘Musical Reimagining’ of The Winter’s Tale Brings a One-off Sense of Enchantment

14/12/2016

Kim Ashton, The Winter’s Tale: Actors, The Hermes Experiment. Cockpit Theatre, London, 13.12.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Cathy Pyle.

The Winter’s Tale (c) Cathy Pyle

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RNCM’s Youthful Enthusiasm and Colourful Costumes in Offenbach’s Lively Romp

13/12/2016

Offenbach, La Vie Parisienne: RNCM Chorus, RNCM Opera Orchestra / Andrew Greenwood (conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 9.12.2016. (MC) Read more

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