Kramer’s Vision and Tilmans’s Unforgettable Photography Create a Powerful War Requiem

18/11/2018

Britten: Emma Bell (soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Finchley Children’s Music Group, ENO War Requiem Ensemble (Porgy and Bess Ensemble and Chorus of English National Opera), Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 16.11.2018. (CC)

ENO’s War Requiem (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Welcome New Opera North Tosca Production has an Outstanding Singer in the Title Role

18/11/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Jonathan Santagada (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 14.11.2018. (RJF)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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Carlos Álvarez’s Doge has Grandeur and Stentorian Power in Moshinsky’s Royal Opera Boccanegra

17/11/2018

Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 15.11.2018. (JPr)

Mark Rucker (Paolo) and Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) (c) Clive Barda

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The ‘Endless Pleasure’ of Semele Brought to Life at the Royal Academy of Music

16/11/2018

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 14.11.2018. (MB)

Royal Academy of Music’s Semele (c) Robert Workman

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A Dramatic and Musically Triumphant Mad Scene is a Highlight of ENO’s Lucia Revival

11/11/2018

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). London Coliseum, 9.11.2018. (CC)

Eleazar Rodríguez (Edgardo) & Sarah Tynan (Lucia) (c) John Snelling

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Carefully Chosen Singers are the Highlight of GSMD’s Così

10/11/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, London, 5.11.2018. (CC)

GSMD’s Così fan tutte (c) Clive Barda

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John Lundgren’s Conflicted Wotan is the Highlight of Keith Warner’s Die Walküre

29/10/2018

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano. Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.10.2018. (JPr)

Sarah Connolly (Fricka) & John Lundgren (Wotan) (c) Bill Cooper

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No Gimmicks Just Sheer Professionalism from McVicar’s Traviata for WNO

24/10/2018

Verdi, La traviataSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/ James Southall (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 19.10.2018. (RJF)

Kang Wang (Alfredo) & Linda Richardson (Violetta). (c) Betina Skovbro

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