Turnage’s New Opera for Children Skilfully Avoids Condescension

01/04/2018

Turnage, Coraline: Soloists, Britten Sinfonia / Sian Edwards (conductor). Barbican Theatre, London, 31.3.2018. (MB)

Kitty Whately (Other Mother), Alexander Robin Baker (Other Father) & Mary Bevan (Coraline)
© Stephen Cummiskey

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ENO Stimulates with Revival of Mozart’s The Marriago of Figaro

01/04/2018

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), London Coliseum, 29.3.2018. (CC)

The Marriage of Figaro – Ashley Riches & Lucy Crowe
(c) Alastair Muir

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A Joyous Semi-Staged Cenerentola from an Impressive Student Cast and Orchestra

30/03/2018

Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / David Jones (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff, 27.3.2018. (GPu)

Sophie Dicks

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Netrebko, Lučić and Pappano Make Royal Opera’s Macbeth Revival Memorable

27/03/2018

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 25.3.2018. (JPr)

Željko Lučić (Macbeth) & Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) (c) Bill Cooper

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MUGSS Deliver an Excellent Iolanthe

27/03/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Manchester Universities Gilbert & Sullivan Society / Joe Hearson (conductor), Students’ Union Hall, Manchester, 22.3.2018. (RJW)

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RNCM’s Treasurable Production of Hansel and Gretel is Enchanting

22/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester. 19.3.2018. (MC)

Iain Henderson (Gingerbread Witch) in Hansel and Gretel © Robert Workman

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Fine Singing and a Staging that Could Hardly be Bettered at the RNCM

19/03/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Anthony Kraus (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. 17.3.2018. (RJF)

Kimberley Raw (Witch) in Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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Mid-Wales Opera’s Attractive and Intimate Eugene Onegin

19/03/2018

 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Ensemble Cymru / Jonathan Lyness (conductor), Riverfront Theatre, Newport, 16.3.2018. (GPu)

Mid Wales Opera’s Eugene Onegin (c) MWO

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