Opera North Do Cole Porter Proud with a Spectacular Kiss Me, Kate

19/11/2015

Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North /  David Charles Abel (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 13.11.2015. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate (c) Opera North

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WNO’s Gruesome Sweeney Todd Brings Madness to the Musical Theatre

03/11/2015

Stephen Sondheim,  Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical ThrillerSoloists and Orchestras of Welsh National Opera/James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 29.10.2015. (RJF)

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WNO’s Sweeney Todd (c) Welsh National Opera

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Michael Feinstein Salutes Sinatra at 100

27/10/2015

Michael Feinstein: Sinatra Centennial Celebration: Tedd Firth (piano), Sean Smith (bass), Mark McLean (drums), Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 24.10.2015 (RP) Read more

Love and Greed in Italy: Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci at LA Opera

25/09/2015

 Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, Grant Gershon (conductor); Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, Plácido Domingo (conductor), LA Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 24.9.2015 (JRo)

Brenton Ryan as Beppe in "Pagliacci." (Photo: Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera)

Brenton Ryan as Beppe in “Pagliacci.” (Photo: Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera)

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Refreshing New Approach to the Orpheus Myth from Versatile Little Bulb Theatre

17/09/2015

Deloitte Ignite Festival 2015 – Django Reinhart: Orpheus: Little Bulb Theatre / Dominic Conway (music director), Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH, London, 16.9.2015. (JPr)

Orpheus-press-3-credit photo by RULER www.thisisruler.net

Dominic Conway as Django/Orpheus with the woodland creatures
photo by RULER

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There’s Sweet Charity at the Cadogan Hall

22/08/2015

Sweet Charity at Cadogan Hall staring Denise Van Outen – Charity Michael Xavier – Charlie / Vittorio Vidal / Oscar Lindquist Kimberley Walsh – Nickie Kerry Ellis – Helene Michael Simkins – Herman Rodney Earl Clarke – Big Daddy Amy Perry – Ursula Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra ArtsEd – Ensemble Richard Balcombe– music director Paul Foste – stage director Matt Flint – choreographer

Sweet Charity at Cadogan Hall
L-R Denise Van Outen, Kerry Ellis, Kimberley Walsh
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 Sweet Charity (Book by Neil Simon, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Music by Cy Coleman): Soloists, ArtsEd Ensemble, Richard Balcombe (musical director) with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2015. (JPr) Read more

Elementary, My Dear Prommers! Sherlock Holmes Celebrated at the BBC Proms

17/08/2015

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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes a Musical Mind: Mark Sweet and Mark Gatiss (presenters), Jack Liebeck (violin), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Stile Antico, BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2015. (JPr)

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Skilfully Improvised Musical Hilarity on Edinburgh’s Fringe

14/08/2015

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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 (1) – Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: Pleasance Courtyard, 11.08.2015 (SRT)

Pic Steve Ullathorne

Pic Steve Ullathorne

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