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 (c) 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
c Alex MacNaughton

 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_CR_BBC_Chris Christodoulou

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

EFF

 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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Entertaining and Colourful Account of Phineas Taylor Barnum’s Life

07/08/2015

  Cy Coleman & Michael Stewart: Barnum:  The Lowry, Salford Quays,  Salford, 4,8.2015. (MC)

Brian Conley as Barnum

Brian Conley as Barnum

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Terfel Heads the Cast of Grange Park Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof

07/06/2015

Bock, Harnick, Stein, Fiddler on the Roof: Soloists and Chorus of Grange Park Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra / David Charles Abell. (conductor), The Grange, Bishop’s Sutton. Alresford, Hampshire, 5.6.2015. (JPr)

Fiddler on The Roof - Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein - Grange Park Opera - 4th June 2015Conductor - David Charles Abell Director/Designer - Antony McDonaldChoreographer - Lucy BurgeCostume Designer - Gabrielle Dalton Lighting Designer - Lu

Grange Park Opera’s Fiddler on The Roof

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Just Jim Dale

03/06/2015

Just Jim Dale: Jim Dale accompanied by Mark York (piano). Vaudeville Theatre, London, 28.5.2015. (JPr)

Just Jim Dale

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