Lovely European Premiere of Schnyder’s Yardbird at the English National Opera

13/06/2017

Schnyder, Yardbird: Soloists, Members of the Orchestra of English National Opera / Clark Rundell. Hackney Empire, London, 9.6.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Yardbird with Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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ETO’s Tosca Draws you into a Stifling Environment of Unease and Fear

13/06/2017

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Ensemble and Orchestra of English Touring Opera / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Grand Theatre, Blackpool, Lancashire. 10.6.2017. (MC)

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ETO’s Tosca – Craig Smith (Scarpia) & Paula Sides (Tosca) © Richard Hubert Smith

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An Outstanding, Powerful Jenůfa at Grange Park Opera

13/06/2017

Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists and Chorus of Grange Park Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra / William Lacey (conductor), Grange Park Opera, West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, West Horsley, 11.6.2017. (VV)

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Susan Bullock (Kostelnička) & Natalya Romaniw (Jenůfa) (c) Robert Workman

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Fine Frocks and Farce in WNO’s Entertaining and Musically-Successful Fledermaus

09/06/2017

Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 20.5.2017. (GPu)

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Mark Stone (Eisenstein) and Mary-Elizabeth Williams (Rosalinde)
(c) Bill Cooper

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Opera Holland Park’s Highly Imaginative Production of Don Giovanni

07/06/2017

Mozart – Don Giovanni:  Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Dane Lam (Conductor), Opera Holland Park, London, 3.6.2017. (RB)

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Ashley Riches (Don Giovanni) with members of the cast © Robert Workman

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Handel’s Semele at Garsington: Unusual Production, Glorious Performance

07/06/2017

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Handel, Semele: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Jonathan Cohen (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire, 3.6.2017. (CR)

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Heidi Stober (Semele) and Christine Rice ( Juno) in Semele © Johan Persson

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Garsington Opera’s Rough-edged yet Consistent Interpretation of Le nozze di Figaro

06/06/2017

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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2017. (CR)

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Jennifer France (Susanna) & Joshua Bloom (Figaro) in Le nozze di Figaro (c) Mark Douet

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Scottish Opera’s Romantic Reimagining of La bohème

01/06/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 31.5.2017. (SRT)

Jeanine De Bique (Musetta) and the chorus of La bohème. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit Sally Jubb

Jeanine De Bique (Musetta) in Scottish Opera’s La bohème (c) Sally Jubb

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