ENO’s Cast Deserved Better Than This Incompetent, Incoherent Production of Salome

05/10/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Orchestra of the English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 3.10.2018. (MB)

Allison Cooke (Salome) (c) Catherine Ashmore

Allison Cooke (Salome) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Funeral for the Queen of Carthage is a Remarkable Evening of Purcell

04/10/2018

Purcell: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 2.10.2018. (CC)

Dido and Aeneas – Caitlin Hulcup & Rowan Pierce (c) Mark Allan

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Superb Production of Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera

03/10/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists and Chorus of Northern Ireland (NI) Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Gareth Hancock (conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 30.10.2018. (RB)

Northern ireland Opera’s Rigoletto (c) Patrick Redmond

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Pop-Up Opera’s Thought-Provoking Approach to La Tragédie de Carmen

30/09/2018

Bizet/Brook, La Tragédie de Carmen: Soloists of Pop-Up Opera / Berrak Dyer (musical director). Asylum Chapel, Peckham, London, 25.9.2018. (MB)

Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen (c) Chloe Latchmore

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McVicar’s Traviata for WNO Tells the Story Well and Moves an Audience as it Should

25/09/2018

 Verdi, La traviata:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 21.9.2018. (GPu)

Kang Wang (Alfredo) & Linda Richardson (Violetta). (c) Betina Skovbro

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A Tosca of Belly Punching Power from Opera North

24/09/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Anthony Hermus (conductor), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 22.9.2018. (JL)

Giselle Allen (Tosca) & Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi) (c) Richard H Smith

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WNO’s Stirring Production of Prokofiev’s Unwieldy Theatrical Epic Rewards Ambition

19/09/2018

Prokofiev, War and Peace: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 15.9.2018. (GPu)

WNO’s War and Peace (c) Clive Barda

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Another Significant Achievement: Saffron Opera Group’s Parsifal Scales Wagnerian Heights

18/09/2018

  Wagner, Parsifal (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 16.9.2018. (JPr)

Elaine McKrill (Kundry), Michael Bracegirdle (Parsifal), Michael Thorne (conductor)
& SOG Orchestra (c) Roger King

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