A Joyous Semi-Staged Cenerentola from an Impressive Student Cast and Orchestra

30/03/2018

Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / David Jones (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff, 27.3.2018. (GPu)

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Netrebko, Lučić and Pappano Make Royal Opera’s Macbeth Revival Memorable

27/03/2018

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 25.3.2018. (JPr)

Željko Lučić (Macbeth) & Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) (c) Bill Cooper

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MUGSS Deliver an Excellent Iolanthe

27/03/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Manchester Universities Gilbert & Sullivan Society / Joe Hearson (conductor), Students’ Union Hall, Manchester, 22.3.2018. (RJW)

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RNCM’s Treasurable Production of Hansel and Gretel is Enchanting

22/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester. 19.3.2018. (MC)

Iain Henderson (Gingerbread Witch) in Hansel and Gretel © Robert Workman

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Fine Singing and a Staging that Could Hardly be Bettered at the RNCM

19/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. 17.3.2018. (RJF)

Kimberley Raw (Witch) in Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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Mid-Wales Opera’s Attractive and Intimate Eugene Onegin

19/03/2018

 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor), Riverfront Theatre, Newport, 16.3.2018. (GPu)

Mid Wales Opera’s Eugene Onegin (c) MWO

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Making the Case for Bernstein’s A Quiet Place

18/03/2018

Bernstein, A Quiet Place: Soloists, Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 9.3.2018. (RP)

Dennis Chmelensky in Curtis Opera Theatre’s A Quiet Place © Paula Court

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Daniel Kramer’s La traviata for English National Opera Disappoints

17/03/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Leo McFall (conductor), 16.3.2018. (JPr)

Lukhanyo Moyake (Alfredo), Claudia Boyle (Violetta) & Aled Hall (Gaston) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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