When Farce Robs Wit: Rome Opera’s Candide


  Bernstein, CandideTeatro dell’ Opera, Rome, 18.1.2012 (JB) Read more

Maureen O’Flynn at Feinstein’s in NYC


  Maureen O’Flynn, “At the Crossroads”: Maureen O’Flynn (soprano), Feinstein’s, New York City. 10.1.2012 (BH) Read more

No, No, Noël; Alistair McGowan Fails to Bring Coward to Life


 Noël Coward, Sincerely NoëlAlistair McGowan and Charlotte Page with Warren Wills (musical arranger and accompanist), directed by Brendan O’Hea, Cadogan Hall, London, 14.11.11. (JPr) Read more

Vampires Return Just In Time for Hallowe’en


Townhill, Once BittenBook & Music by Richard Townhill with Lyrics by Joanna Marshall & Ross Keeping, South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society, Royal Northern College of Music 18-22 October 2011 (RJW) Read more

Crazy for You Uplifts with its Exuberance and Good-looking Chorus Girls


George and Ira Gershwin’s Crazy for You: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production directed by Timothy Sheader, Novello Theatre,London, 19.10.2011. (JPr) Read more

A Sunny And Pastoral La Fille Revival Showcases Ashton’s Genius


  Frederick Ashton’s :La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia,  Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.10.11. (JPr) Read more

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Presents the ‘Best of Broadway’


 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Presents the ‘Best of Broadway’: Mary Carewe, Ria Jones, Graham Bickley, Michael Dore (vocalists), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, David Firman (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.10.2011. (JPr) Read more

NY Phil’s “West Side Story”: Restored Score Trumps Film Flaws


  Bernstein, West Side Story: David Newman (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall. 8.9.2011 (BH) Read more

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