The Jerusalem Quartet Achieve Sheer Perfection in French Music


Janáček, Bartók and Ravel: Jerusalem Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London, 18.6.2016 (AS) Read more

Wonderful Singing Makes The Royal Opera’s Revival of Werther Worthwhile


Massenet, Werther: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.6.2016. (JPr)

WERTHER_THE ROYAL OPERA; ROH, Werther; Vittorio Grigolo, Charlotte; Joyce DiDonato, Albert; David Bizic, Sophie; Heather Engebretson, Le Bailli; Jonathan Summers, Johann; Yuriy Yurchuk, Schmidt; François Piolino, Bruhlmann; Rick Zwart, Kathchen; Emily Edmonds,

Werther Act IV (c) Bill Cooper

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An Excellent Concert Version of Don Giovanni Played on Period Instruments


Mozart, Don Giovanni:  Soloists, Orchestra of Classical Opera, Philharmonia Chorus, Ian Page (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 17.06.2016. (RB) Read more

A Probing, Highly Original Recital from Yevgeny Sudbin


Scarlatti, Beethoven, Mozart, Ravel: Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 16.6.2016. (RB) Read more

Evelyn Glennie on Scintillating Form in Michael Daugherty’s Percussion Concerto


Fauré, Daugherty, Wiseman & Sibelius: Dame Evelyn Glennie (percussion), , Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Nicholas Collon (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 14.6.2016. (CS) Read more

Haydn’s The Seasons: A Revelatory Evening


Haydn: Carolyn Sampson (soprano, Hannah); Jeremy Ovenden (tenor, Lucas); Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone, Simon); Gabrieli with members of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra/Paul McCreesh. St John’s, Smith Square, London, 16.6.2016. (CC) Read more

Opera Holland Park Transports Imaginative La bohème to Tudor England


Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Opera Holland Park Chorus, Matthew Waldren (Conductor), Opera Holland Park, London, 13.06.16. (RB)


Anna Patalong (Mimì) and Shaun Dixon (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

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Reimagining of King Arthur Proves Refreshing and Enjoyable


Purcell, Peter Wiegold, and Martin Butler, King Arthur: Soloists, Notes Inégales, Academy Inégales, Chorale Inégales (chorus director: Mary Wiegold), Peter Wiegold (conductor), Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 14.6.2016. (MB) Read more

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