Great Singers of One Generation – Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Spyres – Pay Tribute to Those of the Past


Various, Joyce El-Khoury (soprano) and Michael Spyres (tenor): The Hallé / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 14.7.2017. (JPr)

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Opera Holland Park Captivate with Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová


 Janáček, Kát’a Kabanová: (Sung in Czech) Soloists; Opera Holland Park Chorus; City of London Sinfonia / Sian Edwards (conductor). Holland Park, Kensington, London, 15.7.2017. (CC)

Julia Sporsén as Káťa © Robert Workman

Julia Sporsén as Káťa © Robert Workman

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Despite a Stark Production, Quality Singing Contributes to Buxton’s Successful Lucio Silla


Buxton Festival 2017 [3] – Mozart, Lucio Silla: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Opera House, Buxton. 9.7.2017. (RJF)

Lucio Silla - Joshua Ellicott as Lucio Silla and Rebecca Bottone as Giunia. Credit Robert Workman

Lucio Silla – Joshua Ellicott (Lucio Silla) & Rebecca Bottone (Giunia) (c) Robert Workman

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Buxton’s Albert Herring Brings Out the Humour and Softens Britten’s Harsh Chords


Buxton Festival 2017 [2] – Britten. Albert Herring: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, NCO Festival Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor), Buxton Festival 2017, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2017. (RJF)


Buxton Festival 2017’s Albert Herring (c) Robert Workman

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A Dark and Sparse Buxton Macbeth Redeemed by Outstanding Singing


Buxton Festival 2017 [1] – Verdi, Macbeth (original 1847 version): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2017. (RJF)


Macbeth (Stephen Gadd) & Kate Ladner (Lady Macbeth) (c) Robert Workman

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Alagna Leads a Wonderful Cast in the 16th Revival of Andrei Serban’s Covent Garden Turandot


Puccini, Turandot:  Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 8.7.2017. (JPr)

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Brindley Sherratt (Timur), Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù) & Roberto Alagna (Calaf) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Devine and New Chamber Opera Captivate with Paisiello’s Il barbiere di Siviglia


Paisiello, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, New Chamber Opera / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 5.7.2017. (CR)

Photo: Michael Burden, New Chamber Opera.

Il barbiere di Siviglia (c) Michael Burden/New Chamber Opera

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Grange Park Opera Displays its Compelling Die Walküre in its New West Horsley Home


Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Grange Park Opera, West Horsley Place, Surrey, 1.7.2017. (JPr)

Act 1 (credit: Robert Workman)

Die Walküre Act I (c) Robert Workman

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