“Showboat” at Lyric Opera of Chicago Keeps Rollin’ Along


   Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, Showboat: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, John DeMain (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 25.2.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Tyne Daly Brings Her Imperious Maria Callas Performance To London’s West End


 Master Class: The Manhattan Theatre Club Production of Terrence McNally’s play staring Tyne Daly, directed by Stephen Wadsworth. Vaudeville Theatre, London, 8.2.12. (JPr)

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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

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