Stefan Herheim’s Staging of The Queen of Spades Comes to Covent Garden

14/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Members of the Tiffin Children’s Chorus and Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding) and Extra Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.1.2019. (MB)

Vladimir Stoyanov as Yeletsky and cast in The Queen of Spades
(c) Catherine Ashmore

Read more

SOME OF SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEWERS LOOK BACK AT 2018

26/12/2018

Seen and Heard’s Best of 2018 Read more

The Royal Opera’s Vacuous Production Strips Hänsel und Gretel of its Magic

16/12/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Actors, Dancers, ROH Youth Opera Company, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sebastian Weigle (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.12.2018. (MB)

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel) & Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH/Clive Barda

Read more

Quentin Hayes Leads RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi From the Front

12/12/2018

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi (c) Robert Workman

Read more

RNCM’s Winning Policy Blends Experience with Youth in Suor Angelica

11/12/2018

Puccini, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre. Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

Linda Richardson (Suor Angelica) & ensemble (c) Robert Workman

Read more

Candide Forms a Fitting Climax to the LSO’s Celebration of the Bernstein Centenary

10/12/2018

Bernstein, Candide (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Guildhall School Young Artists; London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Marin Alsop. 8.12.2018. (CC)

Sofie von Otter (The Old Lady Anne), Marin Alsop, Jane Archibald (Cunegonde)
(c) Mark Allan

Read more

A Lively, Enthusiastic Young Cast for the RCM’s Figaro

04/12/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus (chorus master: Leanne Singh-Levett) and Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.11.2018. (MB)

Read more

Kosky’s Thought-Provoking Royal Opera Carmen Returns to Covent Garden

02/12/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 30.11.2018. (CC)

Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) (c) Bill Cooper

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Edinburgh Usher Hall 2019-2020 Orchestral Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles __________________________________
  • NEW! Roman River 2019 Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Geneva Grand Théâtre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden __________________________________
  • NEW! Bregenz Festival 17 July – 18 August 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Musikfest Berlin 2019 from 30 August to 19 September __________________________________
  • NEW! 2019 BBC Proms 19 July – 14 September __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera House in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Opera in 2019-2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Adrian Partington Introduces the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Conversation with John Quinn __________________________________
  • NEW! ENB in 2019-2020 and Updates on their New London City Island Home __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! CHORUS MASTER STEPHEN DOUGHTY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July) __________________________________
  • NEW! MULTI-FACETED MUSICIAN JOY LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet Announces Winners of Emerging Dancer 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR THOMAS SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • NEW! In August Fulham Opera’s Most Ambitious Project to Date – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg __________________________________
  • R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929-2019) __________________________________
  • NEW! CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • CONDUCTOR ÁDÁM FISCHER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH ITALIAN BARITONE FRANCO VASSALLO __________________________________
  • CONDUCTOR LAURENCE EQUILBEY IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month