Haddon Hall is a Grundy and Sullivan Rarity

04/08/2018

  Grundy & Sullivan, Haddon Hall: Soloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire, 2.8.2018. (RJW)

Haddon Hall (c) Andrew Locking

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Young Artists Show their Talent in Longborough’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea

01/08/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 – Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor). 30.7.2018 (CP)

LFO’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Important Donizetti Premiere: Splendidly Performed L’Ange de Nisida

20/07/2018

Donizetti: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.7.2018. (CC)

L’Ange de Nisida with David Junghoon Kim as Leone di Casaldi
(c) ROH, Opera Rara & Russell Duncan

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A Sparkling Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park

19/07/2018

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Richard Strauss: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia / Brad Cohen (conductor). Opera Holland Park, Kensington, London, 17.7.2018. (CC)

Jennifer France’s Zerbinetta (c) Robert Workman

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Glyndebourne’s Proms Pelléas Baffles Watching Audience, Enchants Listeners at Home

18/07/2018

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Prom 5 – Debussy: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.7.2018. (JPr)

Christina Gansch (Mélisande), Christopher Purves (Golaud) & John Chest (Pelléas)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists 2018 Summer Performance Proves a Celebratory Showcase

16/07/2018

2018 Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance – Music and Opera Excerpts from Offenbach, Rossini, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and Ambroise Thomas: Noa Naamat (director), Nick Havell (lighting designer), Jo Meredith (movement director) Jette Parker Young Artists, Orchestra of Opera North / Nick Fletcher, James Hendry, Matthew Scott Rogers, Sonia Ben-Santamaria & Jac van Steen (conductors). The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 15.7.2018. (JPr)

Jette Parker Young Artists in L’italiana in Algeri Act I finale (c) Clive Barda

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Opera Holland Park Gives a Fine UK Premiere of Mascagni’s Isabeau

15/07/2018

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Mascagni, Isabeau (UK premiere): Soloists. Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor). Opera Holland Park, Kensington, London, 14.7.2018. (CC)

Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) in OHP’s Isabeau © Ali Wright

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Alan Privett’s Production of Ariadne is Another Huge Longborough Success

15/07/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [2] – Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 13.7.2018. (CP)

LFO’s Ariadne auf Naxos (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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