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

July 16, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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

July 15, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 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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NEW!  The Henschel Quartet Celebrate 20th Year 1994 – 2014

July 15, 2014

The Henschel Quartet Celebrate 20th Year 1994 – 2014

Henschel Quartet Photo Georg Thum (c) Wilduntleise.de

Henschel Quartet Photo Georg Thum
(c) Wilduntleise.de

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Liepa’s Triple Bill Shows Russian Ballet at its Best

July 13, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, Chopin, Borodin, Petrushka, Chopiniana and Polovtsian Dances:Dancers, Soloist, Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow State Music Theatre for Young Audience (named after Natalia Sats) / Alevtina Ioffe. (conductor), Diaghilev Festival, London Coliseum, London, 11.7.2014. (JPr)

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Andris Liepa’s revival of Michel Folkine’s Chopiniana (c) Russian Seasons of the XXI Century

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Time to Pension Off Covent Garden’s Current  La bohème?

July 12, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Extra Chorus, Members of Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Cornelius Meister (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 9.7.2014 (MB) Read more

A Golden Evening for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Rooster

July 9, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rimsky-Korsakov, Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel): Dancers, Singers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow State Music Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats / Alevtina Ioffe. (conductor),  London Coliseum, London, 8.7.2014. (JPr).

GOLDEN COCKEREL by Saisons Russes.  Photo by Valerie Komissarova

GOLDEN COCKEREL by Saisons Russes. Photo by Valerie Komissarova

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Excellent Performance of Early Rachmaninov Opera

July 8, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rachmaninov, Aleko (concert performance): Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: William Cole), Melos Sinfonia, / Oliver Zeffman (conductor), St John’s Smith Square, London, 7.7.2014 (MB)
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First Half of Demidenko Recital Proves Puzzling

July 8, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Medtner: Nikolai Demidenko (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 5.7.2014 (MB)
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New English Ballet Theatre Save the Best till Last

July 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos et al,  Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal: New English Ballet Theatre, Peacock Theatre, London, 5.7.2014 (J.O’D)

NEBT in 'KREUTZER SONATA' at Peacock 2.7.14 photo by Thierry Fonteyn. Dancer Hayley Blackburn

NEBT in ‘KREUTZER SONATA’ at Peacock 2.7.14 photo by Thierry Fonteyn. Dancer Hayley Blackburn

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A Superior Schubertiade – Fit for a Prince

July 6, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert:  The Prince Consort [Anna Leese (soprano) Rowan Hellier (mezzo-soprano) Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)] / Alisdair Hogarth (artistic director/piano), Wigmore Hall 04.07.14 (RB)

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