Welsh Follow Sporting Success with Brilliant Puccini Performance

20/03/2013

 Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Frédéric Chaslin (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 16.3.2013 (RJF)  Read more

Benjamin’s New Opera Acclaimed a Masterpiece

20/03/2013

George Benjamin, Written on Skin: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, George Benjamin (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.3.2013 (MB) Read more

Effective Poulenc, Disappointing Purcell from Opera North

17/03/2013

 Poulenc, Purcell: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North/ Wyn Davies (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013. (RJF) Read more

Gimmicks Fail to Liven Up Mozart’s Clemenza

17/03/2013

 Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito (1791) sung in Italian with English surtitles: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North / Douglas Boyd (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013. (RJF)
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Satisfying Otello Despite the Staging

16/03/2013

 Giuseppe Verdi. Otello (1887) Sung in Italian with titles in English: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013.(RJF) Read more

Romantic Glow to Royal Academy’s Onegin

15/03/2013

 Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Royal Academy Opera Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia, Jane Glover (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 11.3.2013 (MB)
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Thought Provoking Musical Theatre in Care Home Setting

10/03/2013

  Orlando Gough, Imago: Soloists, Imago chorus and Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, East Sussex, 7.3.2013. (JPr) Read more

Traditional and Visually Dormant Tosca

09/03/2013

  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Maurizio Benini (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.3.2013 (MB) Read more

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