Opera and Musical Stars in Cape Town’s Showboat

July 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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

Four Fistfuls of a Lunchtime Concert at Cardiff

July 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Rachmaninov: David Doidge (piano) and Seho Lee (piano), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff , 4.7.2014 (LJ).

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Splendid Playing and Singing Transcend Misjudged Nabucco Production

June 29, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Nabucco (Company Premiere): Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Operas, conductor, Xian Zhang, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 31.5.2014 (GPu) Read more

Piazzolla’s Passacaglia Meets Vivaldi’s Virtuosity with WNO String Ensemble.

June 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shostakovich, Arensky, Vivaldi/Piazzolla: WNO String Ensemble, David Adams, leader, RWCMD, Cardiff, 25/06/14  (LJ).  Read more

Excitement and Lyricism in Rarely Heard Strauss Symphony

June 21, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner, Mozart, Strauss:Zhang Zuo (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cornelius Meister (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 17.6.2014 (PCG) Read more

Morpurgo’s Warhorse Takes to the Stage

June 20, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Michael Morpurgo: Warhorse (adapted by Nick Strafford): National Theatre production on tour in association with Handspring Puppet Company, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 18.6.2014 (PCG)

Warhorse (c) National Theater

Warhorse (c) National Theater

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Two Fine Manifestations of The Fall of the House of Usher

June 16, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gordon Getty, Usher House; Claude Debussy (ed. Robert Orledge), La chute de la maison Usher: Soloists, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lawrence Foster (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 15.6.2014 (PCG) Read more

Superlative Singing and First Class Playing in Brahms’ Requiem

June 15, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brahms, Haydn:  Gisela Stille (soprano), John Lundgren (baritone), BBC National  Chorus of Wales, National Youth Choir of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales/ Thomas Søndergård (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 13.6.2014 (PCG)

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WNO Makes Good Case for Moses und Aron Musically – not Theatrically

June 12, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schoenberg, Moses und Aron (Company Premiere): Soloists, Chorus (and Extra Chorus) and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Lothar Koenigs (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 24.5.2014 (GPu) Read more

Young Musicians Negotiate Messiaen with Conviction and Panache

June 11, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Petrie, Messiaen: Glendower Quartet (Emily Dellit, violin; Hannah Morgan, clarinet; William Imbert, cello; Thomas Besnard, piano), Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 18.5.2014. Read more

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