Vignette’s apocalyptic La Bohème in an Underground Bunker


Puccini, La Bohème: New production by Andrew Staples with soloists and orchestra conducted by Steven Moore. Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, 26.7.2011. (JPr) Read more

New Devon Opera’s Country House Carmen


Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of New Devon Opera, Paul Foster (conductor ) The Marquee at Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, Devon, 23.7.2011 (BK) Read more

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Summer Performance


Veneziana , Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Summer Performance: Rodula Gaitanou (director), Simon Bennison (lighting design), Mandy Demetriou (choreographer), Soloists, Orchestra of Royal Opera House; Paul Wynne Griffiths, Volker Krafft and Geoffrey Paterson (conductors). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 17.7.2011 (JPr) Read more

‘Sleepless’ promenade opera at Cardiff Coal Exchange


Deazley, The Sleeper: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Youth Opera, The Coal Exchange, Cardiff, 15.7.2011 (GPu) Read more

Buxton Festival 2011 – Breaking new ground with three distinctive home grown productions


Buxton Festival 2011  –  Donizetti, Handel and Thomas: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus and Orchestra, 9-11.7.2011 (RJF) Read more

An Estimable Nozze di Figaro from Opera Holland Park


Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro : Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus, City of London Sinfonia, Matthew Willis (conductor). Opera Holland Park, 10.7.2011 (MB) Read more

Opera Holland Park’s ‘Rondine’ is rather a mixed bag


Puccini , La rondine:  (New production by Tom Hawkes): Soloists and Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Conductor: Peter Selwyn. Holland Park, London, 7.7.2011. (JPr) Read more

Bertrand de Billy brings out the best in Massenet fairy tale


Massenet,  Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Bertrand de Billy (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 5.7.2011 (CC) Read more

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