Opera North’s Golden Touch for Concert Staging Opera Continues in Puccini’s Turandot

30/04/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Sir Richard Armstrong, Leeds Town Hall, 28.4.2017. (CF)

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Sunyoung Seo (Liù), Alastair Miles (Timur) & Rafael Rojas (Calaf),
Orchestra and Chorus of ON (c) Tristram Kenton

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Adams Conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Raw, Powerful Performance of Doctor Atomic

28/04/2017

 Adams, Doctor Atomic (semi-staged): Soloists, BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra / John Adams (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 25.4.2017. (CC)

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Brindley Sherratt, Aubrey Allicock and Gerald Finley in Doctor Atomic (c) Mark Allan/BBC

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Adès Conducts Adès at the Royal Opera: A Breathtaking Premiere of The Exterminating Angel

28/04/2017

Adès, The Exterminating Angel: (UK premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Thomas Adès. 24.4.2017. (CC)

Audrey Luna (centre); (c) ROH, Clive Barda.

Audrey Luna (Leticia Maynar) (centre) (c) ROH/Clive Barda.

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A Traditional Butterfly from WNO Satisfies All Round

18/04/2017

Puccini: Madam Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Andrew Greenwood, Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 6.4.2017. (RJF)

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WNO’s Madam Butterfly (c) Jeremy Abrahams.

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Convincing Acting and Singing Overcomes an Overloud Orchestra in WNO’s La bohème

13/04/2017

Puccini: La bohème: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Manlio Benzi (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 5.4.2017. (RJF)

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Café Momus – WNO’s La bohème (c) Robert Workman

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WNO Present an Extremely Esoteric Work on their 2017 Tour

13/04/2017

Frank Martin, Le Vin Herbe: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 4.4.2017. (RJF)

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WNO’s Le Vin Herbe (c) Robert Workman

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Midsummer Opera’s Valiant Efforts to Make Something of La Gioconda

10/04/2017

Ponchielli – La Gioconda (semi-staged performance): Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Midsummer Opera / David Roblou (conductor). St John’s Church, Waterloo, London, 9.4.2017. (JPr)

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Zoë South as Gioconda (c) Michael John White

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RNCM’s Second Cast Makes RNCM’s Theodora an Entertaining and Enjoyable Evening

02/04/2017

Handel, Theodora: Soloists, RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Roger Hamilton (conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 30.3.2017. (MC)

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel's Theodora (Cast B) © RNCM 2017

Samantha Clarke in the title role of Handel’s Theodora © RNCM

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