Pirates of Penzance is Strong in Delivery of Sullivan’s Delightful Music

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [4] – The Pirates of PenzanceSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Pirates of Penzance (c) Jane Stokes

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At the G&S Festival the Victorian Politics of Iolanthe is Brought Up to Date

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Soloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 18.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Company’s Iolanthe(c) Jane Stokes

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer at the Harrogate Festival

25/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan – Trial by Jury and The SorcererSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Trial by Jury (c) Jane Stokes

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A Double Dose! At the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Patience is a Virtue

24/08/2018

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival [1] – Patience: University of Southampton Light Opera Society / Tim Lutton (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 16.8.2018 matinee. (RJW)

University of Southampton Light Opera Society’s Patience
© Thomas Joy

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Grimeborn 2018’s Greek is a Dazzling, Staggering Achievement

17/08/2018

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Mark-Anthony Turnage, Greek: The Kantanti Ensemble / Tim Anderson (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 15.8.2018. (RD)

Richard Morrison (Dad), Philippa Boyle (Mum) and Edmund Danon (Eddy) (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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Catch The Beggar’s Opera at the EIF if You Can

16/08/2018

EIF logo Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [9] – John Gay, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / Florian Carré (conductor). King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 16.8.2018. (SRT)

Benjamin Purkiss (Macheath) (c) Patrick Berger

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An Intimate Lucia di Lammermoor from Fulham Opera at Grimeborn 2018

12/08/2018

Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Fulham Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Ben Woodward (piano) / Michael Thrift (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 11.8.2018. (JPr)

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A Superb Production at Glyndebourne of Barber’s Unjustly Neglected Vanessa

09/08/2018

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [3] – Barber, Vanessa:  Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex, 6.8.2018. (RB)

Emma Bell (Vanessa) & Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol) in Vanessa (c) Tristram Kenton

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