The Royal Opera’s Sublime Madama Butterfly Finds Pappano at his Very Best

31/03/2017

Puccini, Madama ButterflySoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Matthew Woodward and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 30.3.2017. (JPr)

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Marcelo Puente (Pinkerton) & Ermonela Jaho (Butterfly) (c) Bill Cooper

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Excellent Singing and Acting Enables RNCM’s Students to Create Meaningful Drama in Theodora

29/03/2017

Handel, Theodora: Soloists and Chorus of RNCM Opera Orchestra / Roger Hamilton (conductor), Opera Theatre , Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 24.3.2017. (RJF)

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Romans roistering in RNCM’s Theodora (c) RNCM

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A Rare Chance to Experience Delius’ Greatest Opera is Compromised by a Greatly Reduced Orchestration

29/03/2017

Delius – A Village Romeo and Juliet: Soloists, New Sussex Opera Chorus, Kantanti Ensemble / Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 28.3.2017 (AS)

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New Sussex Opera’s A Village Romeo and Juliet (c) Robert Knights

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Pappano, Royal Opera and Cast Deliver a Beautifully Realised Madama Butterfly

25/03/2017

Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Soloists and Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 23.3.2017. (CC)

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ROH’s Madama Butterfly (c) Bill Cooper

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Curnyn and ENO Revive Alden’s 2008 Production of Handel’s Partenope with Splendid Results

19/03/2017

Handel, Partenope (sung in English): Orchestra of English National Opera / Christian Curnyn. London Coliseum, 15.3.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Partenope (c) Donald Cooper

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A Well-Sung and Acted Performance of La Cenerentola at Opera North

13/03/2017

Rossini, La Cenerentola: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North/Wyn Daview (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 9.3.2017.  (RJF)

'La Cenerentola' (c) Richard Hubert Smith

La Cenerentola (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Opera North Concludes Its Trio of Fairy Tale Operas with a Fine Production of Snow Maiden

13/03/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, Snow Maiden (sung in English): Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Leo McFall (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 10.3.2017. (RJF)

Snow Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

Snow Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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Alstaedt and Opera North Render an Unrecognizable Hansel and Gretel

13/03/2017

Opera North – Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel (sung in English): Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Christophe Alstaedt (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 8.3.2017. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel (c) Robert Workman

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