RNCM’s Winning Policy Blends Experience with Youth in Suor Angelica

11/12/2018

Puccini, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

Linda Richardson (Suor Angelica) & ensemble (c) Robert Workman

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Candide Forms a Fitting Climax to the LSO’s Celebration of the Bernstein Centenary

10/12/2018

Bernstein, Candide (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Guildhall School Young Artists; London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Marin Alsop. 8.12.2018. (CC)

Sofie von Otter (The Old Lady Anne), Marin Alsop, Jane Archibald (Cunegonde)
(c) Mark Allan

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A Lively, Enthusiastic Young Cast for the RCM’s Figaro

04/12/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus (chorus master: Leanne Singh-Levett) and Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.11.2018. (MB)

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Kosky’s Thought-Provoking Royal Opera Carmen Returns to Covent Garden

02/12/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 30.11.2018. (CC)

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) (c) Bill Cooper

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ENO On Top Form for Welcome Resurrection of Miller’s Popular La bohème

28/11/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Alexander Joel (conductor). London Coliseum, 26.11.2018. (JPr)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì)  & Jonathan Tetelman (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

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Opera Rara and LPO Resurrect Puccini’s 1883 Single-Act Le Willis

22/11/2018

Bizet, Verdi, Puccini: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.11.2018. (JPr)

Le Willis: Soloists, Opera Rara Chorus, LPO
& Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (c) Russell Duncan

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Unavoidable Necessity of Orchestral Reduction Hampers MWO’s Lively L’heure espagnole

19/11/2018

A Spanish Hour – Ravel’s L’heure espagnole: Mid Wales Opera. Instrumental ensemble and soloists / Jonathan Lyness (music director). Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 15.11.2018. (GPu)

MWO’s L’heure espagnole © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Vibrant and Colourful Company Performance of Merry Widow from Opera North

19/11/2018

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 15.11.2018. (RJF)

Quirijn de Lang (Danilo) & members of the Chorus of Opera North (c) Robert Workman

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