Buxton’s Singers Take Up the Challenge of the Considerable Demands of Idomeneo

13/07/2018

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2018 Buxton International Festival [2] – Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Kok (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2018. (RJF)

Madeleine Pierard (Elettra) in <i.Idomeneo (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Buxton’s Brave Effort to Stage British Premiere of Verdi’s 1846 Alzira

13/07/2018

Buxton

2018 Buxton International Festival – Verdi’s AlziraSoloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2018. (RJF)

Buxton International Festival’s Alzira (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Go to Covent Garden and be Reminded of Verdi’s Genius; and See Terfel’s Remarkable Falstaff

09/07/2018

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 7.7.2018. (CC)

Sit Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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The Skating Rink is Not as Engaging and Stimulating as it Could Be

08/07/2018

David Sawer, The Skating Rink (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Garry Walker (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 5.7.2018 (CR)

Ben Edquist (Remo), Nuria (Lauren Zolezzi) & Enric (Grant Doyle) (c) Johan Persson

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NCO’s Rare Haydn Opera is an Enchanting Oxford Evening

06/07/2018

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Haydn: Soloists of New Chamber Opera and The Band of Instruments / Steven Devine (conductor/harpsichord), New College, Oxford, 4.7.2018. (CR)

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Bonafede (Thomas Kennedy) and the telescope
(c) Michael Burden

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Pelléas is Stefan Herheim’s Directorial Debut at Glyndebourne

02/07/2018

 Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [2] – Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 30.7.2018. (CC)

2018 Glyndebourne Festival’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Scottish Opera’s First-Rate Production of Tchaikovsky’s Great Eugene Onegin

01/07/2018

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish National Opera / Stuart Stratford (Conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 28.6.2018. (RB)

Samuel Dale Johnson (Onegin) & Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) (c) James Glossop

 

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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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