Opera and Musical Stars in Cape Town’s Showboat

23/07/2014

 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein, Showboat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Jones (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.7.2014 (PCG) Read more

The Novello Singers Recapture All the Romance of the Great British Musicals

16/07/2014

 The Great British Musicals,  The Novello Singers, with soloists Louise Dearman and Jon Robyns, Hosted by Nicholas Parsons and Simon Callow (Saturday matinee only) with Ross Leadbeater (piano), St. James’s Theatre, London, 4-5.7.2014 (IL)

 

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Novello Singers Recapture all the Romance of The Great British Musicals Photo Courtesy of Novello Singers

The Novello Singers include West End performers Rhidian Marc (Les Miserables), Annatt Bass (The Phantom of the Opera), Leigh Rhiannon Coggins (Pirates of Penzance), James Charlton (The Light Princess), Mira Ormala (Love Never Dies), Matthew Crowe (South Pacific), Jonathan Broad (West End Men), Lydia Jenkins (Iolanthe), Victoria Humphreys (The Bakewell Bakeoff), and Ben Irish (HMS Pinafore)]

 

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Marc Bolan Bio-Musical Fails to Raise the Rafters

15/07/2014

 20th Century Boy – The Musical: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 15.4.2014. (JPr)

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) - 20th Century Boy The Musical - UK Tour - Photo Robert Day

Warren Sollars (Marc Bolan) – 20th Century Boy The Musical – UK Tour – Photo Robert Day

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Cape Town Opera Captures Magic of Show Boat

11/07/2014

 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II:  Show Boat: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, 8.7.2014  (MC)

Showboat Photo Capetown Opera

Showboat Photo Capetown Opera

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RNCM Opera’s Company Has Authentic Sixties Feel

27/06/2014

 Stephen Sondheim, Company: RNCM Opera, The RNCM Ensemble / Julian Kelly (music director), MMU Capitol Theatre, Manchester, 25.6.2014 (MC)

Sondhiem's Company © Paul Cliff

Sondhiem’s Company © Paul Cliff

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Musical Theater Meets Opera in Colorful Show Boat

02/06/2014

 Kern, Show Boat: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera, John DeMain (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 1.6.2014 (HS)

Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Angela Renee Simpson (Queenie) and Morris Robinson (Joe) with chorus and dancers. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Angela Renee Simpson (Queenie) and Morris Robinson (Joe) with chorus and dancers. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Miss Saigon Retains its Emotional Grip

25/05/2014

 Boublil and Schönberg, Miss Saigon: Companyand Orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo. Prince Edward Theatre, London 22.5.2014. (JPr)

Miss Saigon - Eva Noblezada as Kim and Alistair Brammer as Chris - Photo credit Michael Le Poer Trench

Miss Saigon – Eva Noblezada as Kim and Alistair Brammer as Chris – Photo credit Michael Le Poer Trench

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Pajama Game Lacks Style and Sophistication

16/05/2014

 Adler & Ross: The Pajama Game: Orchestra directed by Michael England. Shaftesbury Theatre, London 14.5.2014. (JPr)

A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

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