Holten’s Don Giovanni Stimulates and, Occasionally, Transfixes at Covent Garden

01/07/2018

 Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Marc Minkowski (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 29.6.2018. (CC)

Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni (c) Bill Cooper

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Tremendous Stuff: RCM’s In the Locked Room and The Lighthouse

30/06/2018

Watkins, In the Locked Room, and Davies, The Lighthouse: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 27.6.2018. (MB)

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The OAE Brings the Music and Dance of Louis XIV’s Versailles to the Southbank

27/06/2018

 André Campra, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau and others: Anna Dennis (soprano), Nick Pritchard (tenor), Les Corps Éloquents (Hubert Hazebroucq [dancer/choreographer] and dancers: Irène Feste and Romain Arreghini), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / John Butt (harpsichord/conductor), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 26.6.2018. (JPr)

Les Corps Éloquents, Anna Dennis and the OAE (c) Belinda Lawley

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The Sixteen Deliver Life-Enhancing Performance of Acis & Galatea

27/06/2018

Handel: The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (conductor). Wigmore Hall, 23.6.2018. (CC)

Grace Davidson

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Annilese Miskimmon’s Dark and Thought-Provoking Glyndebourne Madama Butterfly

22/06/2018

2018 Glyndebourne Festival Opera – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Directed for the screen by François Roussillon and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, 21.6.2018. (JPr)

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio-San) & Joshua Guerrero (Pinkerton) (c) Robbie Jack

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Sparkling and Vital Falstaff from Farnes and Philharmonia Orchestra

21/06/2018

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 18.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Falstaff (c) Clive Barda

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A Deeply Disappointing La bohème at the Royal Opera House

18/06/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin’s Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 16.6.2018. (MB)

Richard Jones’s La bohème (c) Catherine Ashmore

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David Alden’s New Lohengrin for the Royal Opera Reflects Turbulence of 20th-Century History

18/06/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.6.2018. (JPr)

Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Jennifer Davis (Elsa) & Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) (c) Clive Barda

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