André Tchaikowsky Makes an Important Contribution to Shakespearean Opera with his Merchant of Venice

20/09/2016

André Tchaikowsky, The Merchant of Venice:  (UK Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lionel Friend (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 16.9.2016. (GPu)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Martin Wolfel (Antonio) and Lester Lynch (Shylock) in The Mechant of Venice
Photo credit Johan Persson

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Oliver Mears’ Poorly Thought Out Macbeth Doesn’t Inhibit some Fine Singing and Playing

15/09/2016

Verdi, Macbeth:  (Company Production Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Andriy Yurkevich (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 10.9.2016. (GPu)

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WNO’s Macbeth (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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BBC NOW Marks Battle of the Somme Centenary with Music from that Era

02/07/2016

Delius, Butterworth, Jacob, Howells, Roussel, Francis Purcell Warren: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Mark Stone (baritone), Philip Dukes (viola), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales cond. Adrian Partington (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 1.7.2016 (PCG) Read more

A Young Choir creates an Hour of Radiant Order on a Chaotic Day

22/06/2016

Gibbons, Schütz, Monteverdi, Bruckner, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Hamilton, Wheeler, Swingle:  National Youth Chamber Choir / Greg Hallam (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 17.6.2016 (GPu) Read more

Søndergård’s Mahler I Brings BBC NOW’s Season to a Resounding Conclusion

19/06/2016

Mahler, Szymanowski, Lunn:  Nicola Benedetti (violin), Nadine Koutcher (soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales cond. Thomas Søndergård. St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 17.6.2016 (PCG) Read more

Roman Rabinovich and a Clown on a Bicycle

13/06/2016

Schumann, Michael Brown, Haydn, Stravinsky: Roman Rabinovich (piano), RWCMD, Cardiff, 12.6.2016. (LJ) Read more

Superlative Premiere of Pickard’s Emotional, Well Integrated Fifth Symphony

13/06/2016

Pickard, Elgar, Walton: Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 7.6.2016. (PCG) Read more

Quercus Reveal the Riches to be Found in Austerity in an Eclectic programme

07/06/2016

Quercus: [June Tabor (vocal) Huw Warren (piano) Iain Ballamy (tenor saxophone)], Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 3.6.2016. (GPu)

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Left to right, Huw Warren, June Tasbor and Iain Ballamy (c) Tom Dickeson

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