Prokofiev Opera Offers Conservatoire Students a Chance to Shine


Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery: Soloists and Chorus of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Timothy Dean (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 28.01.2012 (SRT) Read more

Ludicrous Slapstick and Designs Spoil Covent Garden’s Così


Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sir Colin Davis (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.1.2012 (MB) Read more

Carydis’ Conducting Gives Don Giovanni a Mauling


  Mozart, Don Giovanni : Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Constantinos Carydis (conductor). 21.1.2012 (CC) Read more

Birmingham Symphony Hall Celebrates its 21st with Die Meistersinger


 Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Antonio Pappano (conductor). Birmingham Symphony Hall, 11.1.2012 (GR). Read more

La Traviata at Covent Garden: Third Cast Best Yet


Verdi La traviata (III): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Maurizio Benini (Conductor), Covent Garden, London, 02.01.2012 (CC) Read more

Pappano’s Meistersinger Compares Unfavourably With Past Productions At Covent Garden


Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.12.2011 (MB) Read more

Holy Mackerel: RNCM Triumphs with Albert Herring


Britten. Albert Herring (1947): Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the Royal Northern College of Music, Clark Rundell (conductor), Director Stefan Janski. Stage, Set and Costume designer, Lara Booth, RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 12.12.2011 (RJF) Read more

Oliver Rudland New Children’s Opera a Celebration Of Community Involvement


Oliver Rudland, The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark: Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, 26.11.2011 (KA) Read more

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