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)

Tina May and Nikki iles

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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WNO’s Intoxicating Kiss Me, Kate Has Vivacious Energy and Effervescent Intelligence

05/10/2016

Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate (Company Production Premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Holmes (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.9.2016. (GPu)

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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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Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables in Karlstad

11/07/2016

Schönberg: Les Misérables, Soloists, ensemble and orchestra of Wermland Opera, David White (musical director). Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 3.7.2016 (GF)

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

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