An Impressive Opening Night Butterfly at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival

20/05/2018

Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Nicholas Jenkins), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Weir Wellber (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, 19.5.2018. (MB)

Butterfly (Olga Busuioc) & Pinkerton (Joshua Guerrero) (c) Robbie Jack

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Lessons in Love and Violence. An Outstanding Cast Unveil a Towering Masterpiece

16/05/2018

Benjamin, Lessons in Love and Violence: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / George Benjamin (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 15.5.2018. (MB)

Lessons in Love and Violence (c) ROH/Stephen Cummiskey)

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Scottish Opera’s Outstanding Performances of Rare Rachmaninov Operas

08/05/2018

Rachmaninov, Aleko and Francesca da Rimini: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Theatre Royal Glasgow, 6.5.2018. (GT)

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Magnificent Singing in a New Production of Eugene Onegin at Scottish Opera

28/04/2018

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Theatre Royal Glasgow, 27.4.2018. (GT)

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

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The Royal Opera Revives Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis

26/04/2018

Philip Venables, 4.48 Psychosis: Soloists, CHROMA / Richard Baker (conductor). Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 24.4.2018. (MB)

4.48 Psychosis (c) ROH/Stephen Cummiskey

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Despite the Production’s Limitations and Gimmicks, Musically La forza was Memorable

24/04/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 21.4.2018. (RJF)

Justina Gringytė & Luis Cansino in WNO’s La forza del destino (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Evergreen WNO Production Allows Audience to Appreciate Puccini’s Tosca At Its Best

24/04/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Theatre Cymru, Llandudno. 20.4.2018. (RJF)

WNO’s Tosca (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A Fast-moving WNO Don Giovanni Keep Singers and Audience On Their Toes

24/04/2018

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 19.4.2018.(RJF)

Elizabeth Watts (Donna Elvira) & David Stout (Leporello) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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