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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World Première of Nick Powell’s Cold Calling: The Arctic Project Blows Hot and Cold

21/09/2016

Nick Powell, Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (a musical-theatre experience created and composed by Nick Powell, written and directed by Anthony Neilson): City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Bloxham (conductor). Studio Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 16.9.2016. (GR)

Photo credit: Robert Day

Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (c) Robert Day

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An Enchanted Evening with the Music of Richard Rogers

20/08/2016

Richard Rodgers, Some Enchanted Evening: Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier & Gary Wilmot (vocalists), ArtsEd Ensemble, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Kevan Allen (choreographer), Richard Balcombe (music director). Cadogan Hall, London, 18.8.2016. (JPr)

The dress rehearsal of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, A Musical Celebration of the Hits of Broadway Legend Richard Rodgers, at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, Box Office: 020 7730 4500, www.cadoganhall.com Performances- Thursday 18 August 2016, 7.30pm - Saturday 20 August 2016, 7.30pm Starring Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier and Gary Wilmot with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, Babes In Arms, Cinderella, State Fair, On Your Toes… Enjoy classic songs from these great musicals such as The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine, Climb Every Mountain, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, Edelweiss, Shall We Dance?, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Do-Re-Mi, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered … and many, many more!

Some Enchanted Evening [L-R] Michael Xavier, Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall and Gary Wilmot
with the ArtsEd Ensemble & Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (c) Alex MacNaughton

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Tripping the Light Fantastic at the Strictly Come Dancing Prom

22/07/2016

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Prom 8 – Strictly Prom: Various composers: Joanne Clifton, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice and Aljaž Škorjanec (dancers), Katie Derham (presenter/dancer), BBC Concert Orchestra/Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 21.7.2016. (JPr)

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Giovanni Pernice, Janette Manrara, Aljaž Škorjanec, Katie Derham, Karen, Kevin and Joanne Clifton
with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Gavin Sutherland (conductor) (c) Mark Allan

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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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Ping-Pong and Other Jazz Games with Jean Toussaint

05/06/2016

Jean Toussaint’s Roots and Herbs – ‘The Art Blakey Project’: Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Jason Rebello (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass), Shane Forbes (drums), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 4.6.2016. (LJ) Read more

Getting In The Mood on a Jazzy German Bank Holiday Weekend

22/05/2016

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‘Time of Swing’ ‘In the Mood A Tribute to Glen Miller’: Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra with Finn Wiesner, The Skylarks with Viola Manigk, Semperoper, Dresden, 15.5.2016. (MC)

‘Jazz Meets Classics’ – Till Brönner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet, flugelhorn), Stephan Braun (cello), Dieter Ilg (bass) & Gil Goldstein (keyboards, accordion), Semperoper, Dresden, 16.5.2016 (MC)

Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra, photo Uwe Hauth

Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra (c) Uwe Hauth

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