London’s Guildhall School Make Merry With the Wives of Windsor


  Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Soloists and Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,  Clive Timms(conductor),  Silk Street Theatre, London, 10.11.11. (JPr) Read more

Pertusi Steals the Show in Covent Garden’s La Sonnambula


 Bellini La sonnambula Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.11.2011. (CC) Read more

Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness: An Emotionally Honest Collaboration


Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness (world premiere): Soloists, CHROMA, Oliver Gooch (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 1.11.2011 (MB)

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Barber’s Score Intensifies Exoticism of Silent Arthouse Movie Salomé


Charlie Barber, Salomé: Nick Baron, Luke Wyeth, Alun Hatthaway, Dave Danford (percussion); Rhiannon Llewellyn, Gareth Treseder, Kelvin Thomas, Sianed Jones (singers); Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 28.10.2010. (RJ) Read more

Excellent Singing in ENO’s Unsympathetic Production of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux


Rameau, Castor et PolluxSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera,Christian Curnyn (conductor). Coliseum, London, 24.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Heritage Opera Creates an Intimate Carmen With an Irish Flavour


  Bizet’s Carmen: comic opera in four acts sung in English with accompaniment by piano and string quartet. Heritage Opera, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire: 21.10.2011 (MC) Read more

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail


 Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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Anna (Netrebko) Triumphs As Anna (Bolena) At The Met


 Met Live in HD 2011/12, Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London, 15.10.11. (JPr)

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