Female Leads Shine in Opera North’s Premier Un ballo in maschera

05/02/2018

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), Leeds Town Hall, 3.2.2018. (CF)

Gustavo (Rafael Rojas), Ulrica (Patricia Bardon) & Oscar (Tereza Gevorgyan) © Clive Barda

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Scottish Opera Thrills with Aggressive Greek from Turnage

04/02/2018

Mark-Anthony Turnage, Greek: Scottish Opera / Finnegan Downie Dear (conductor), Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 3.2.2018. (SRT)

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Allison Cook (Wife) & Alex Otterburn (Eddy) in Scottish Opera’s Greek (c) Jane Hobson

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Remarkable, Thought-Provoking Satyagraha from ENO

03/02/2018

Glass, Satyagraha (sung in Sankrit): Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Karen Kamensek (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 1.2.2018. (CC)

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ENO’s Satyagraha (c) Donald Cooper

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Das Rheingold is a Triumphant Start to the LPO/Jurowski Ring

28/01/2018

LPO: A Golden Gala Evening  – Wagner, Das Rheingold:  Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.1.2018. (CC)

Sofia Fomina (Woglinde), Rowan Hellier (Wellgunde) & Lucie Špičková (Flosshilde) (c) Simon Jay Price

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Angela Gheorghiu is a Sensation in the Royal Opera’s Revival of Tosca

25/01/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor), Royal Opera House, London, 24.1.2018. (JPr)

Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Delightful Double-Feature of Holst and Ullmann at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

23/01/2018

Holst and Ullmann: Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland / Lionel Friend (conductor), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 20.1.2018. (SRT)

Savitri (c) Robert McFadzean Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sāvitri (c) Robert McFadzean/Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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A Welcome Revival of Opera North’s Magnificent Madama Butterfly

20/01/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin Pickard (conductor), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 19.1.2018. (JL)

Ann Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) & Merūnas Vitulskis (Pinkerton) (c) Richard H Smith

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A Rewarding Performance of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse by the ROH

12/01/2018

Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patriaCast, The Return of Ulysses Community Ensemble, Thurrock Community Chorus,  Orchestra of the Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Roundhouse, London, 10.1.2018. (CC)

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse; photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse/Stephen Cummiskey

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