‘Oh, what a Beautiful Prom!’ John Wilson Takes the Promenaders to Oklahoma!

12/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 35 – Rogers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! (semi-staged): Soloists, John Wilson Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.8.2017. (CS)

The cast of Proms 34 & 35: John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! at the 2017 BBC Proms Photo by Mark Allan

John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! at the 2017 BBC Proms (c) Photo by Mark Allan

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The Splendid Natasha J Barnes Brings Fanny Brice to Life in Funny Girl

21/06/2017

Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, Funny Girl – The Musical: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 20.6.2017. (JPr)

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Natasha J Barnes (Fanny) & Darius Campbell (Nick)
(c) Paul Coltas

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Tina May’s Joyous ‘Ellabration’ of Ella Fitzgerald’s Life and Art

18/06/2017

Various: Tina May (vocals), Nikki Iles (piano), Dave Green (double bass), Steve Brown (drums). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 9.6.2017. (GPu)

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Tina May and Nikki Iles

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Robert Carsen Directs a Lovingly Detailed My Fair Lady

06/05/2017

Lerner & Loewe, My Fair Lady: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago/David Chase (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago, 29.4.2017. (JLZ)

 Lisa O'Hare and Cindy Gold in 'My Fair Lady' (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Lisa O’Hare and Cindy Gold in My Fair Lady (c) Todd Rosenberg

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42nd Street Brings the Hip Hooray and Ballyhoo of Broadway to Drury Lane

06/04/2017

Harry Warren and Al Dubin’s 42nd Street: Company of 42nd Street, Jae Alexander (musical director). Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 5.4.2017. (JPr)

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Company of 42nd Street (c) Brinkhoff & Moegenburg

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Lost in the Stars: A Timeless Work that Speaks to All

31/01/2017

Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson, Lost in the Stars: Artists and Soloists of Siti Company, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, Los Robles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Kahane (conductor), Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 29.1.2017. (JRo) 

Justin Hopkins & Lauren Michelle in Lost in the Stars;  Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.

Justin Hopkins & Lauren Michelle in Lost in the Stars;
Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.

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A Wonderful Party of a Musical for Bernstein’s Centennial

04/12/2016

Bernstein, Wonderful Town: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / Grant Gershon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 2.12.2016. (JRo)

LA Opera - Wonderful Town  Photos by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

LA Opera’s Wonderful Town
Faith Prince (Ruth Sherwood) & dancers (c) Craig T. Mathew

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WNO’s Kiss Me, Kate Receives an Enthusiastic Reception in North Wales

30/11/2016

Cole Porter,  Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera  /Gareth Jones (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 24.11.2016. (RJF)

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Kiss Me, Kate Landi Oshinowo (Hattie), Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi & Katharine), Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/Petruchio)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith

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