Annilese Miskimmon’s Dark and Thought-Provoking Glyndebourne Madama Butterfly

22/06/2018

2018 Glyndebourne Festival Opera – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Directed for the screen by François Roussillon and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, 21.6.2018. (JPr)

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio-San) & Joshua Guerrero (Pinkerton) (c) Robbie Jack

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Sparkling and Vital Falstaff from Farnes and Philharmonia Orchestra

21/06/2018

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 18.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Falstaff (c) Clive Barda

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A Deeply Disappointing La bohème at the Royal Opera House

18/06/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin’s Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 16.6.2018. (MB)

Richard Jones’s La bohème (c) Catherine Ashmore

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David Alden’s New Lohengrin for the Royal Opera Reflects Turbulence of 20th-Century History

18/06/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.6.2018. (JPr)

Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Jennifer Davis (Elsa) & Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) (c) Clive Barda

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Many Musical Rewards in Capriccio at Garsington

13/06/2018

Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera House, Wormsley, 9.6.2018. (MB)

Miah Persson (Countess); Credit: Johan Persson

Miah Persson (Countess) in Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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ETO’s Gimmicky-less Figaro was a Highly Entertaining Evening

11/06/2018

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English Touring Opera / Christopher Stark (conductor), Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 9.6.2018. (MC)

English Touring Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro (c) Jane Hobson

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Anthony Negus’s Conducting Allows Longborough’s Der fliegende Holländer to Conquer High Seas

10/06/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 9.6.2018. (JPr)

Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) & Simon Thorpe (Dutchman) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Two Operatic Dining Experiences Excellently Portrayed at the Guildhall School

10/06/2018

Hindemith and Berkeley: Soloists, Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School, London, 4.6.2018. (MB)

Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner (c) Alastair Muir

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