Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón Raise the Roof Eventually at the Barbican

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini – Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) and Rolando Villazón (tenor): Pier Luigi Fabretti (oboe), Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera /Ada Pesch (concertmaster). Barbican Hall, London, 18.12.2015. (JPr)

Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón (c) Douglas Kirkland

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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Continues to Cast its Magical Spell

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from the English Ballet School, Supplemented Choir from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and English National Ballet Philharmonic/Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 16.12.2015. (JPr)

Shiori Kase as Clara and Cesar Corrales as Nephew with James Streeter as the Mouse King
(c) Laurent Liotardo

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Evening Heats Up after a Slow Start

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Carlos Acosta: A Classical Selection: Carlos Acosta, Guest Soloists from the Royal Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 8.12.2015. (JPr)

CARLOS AND FRIENDS,        , London Colosium, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/
Carlos Acosta with Marianela Núñez in Diana and Acteon
(c) Johan Persson

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Drug Pushing and People Trafficking in Fulham Opera’s Flying Dutchman

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (with a new reduced orchestration by Jonathan Finney): Soloists, chorus and musicians of Fulham Opera / Jonathan Finney (conductor). St John’s Church, Fulham, London, 5.12.2015. (JPr)

Fulham Opera’s Der fliegende Holländer
Keel Watson (Dutchman), John Milne (Daland) & Janet Fischer (Senta)
(c) Matthew Coughlan

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Met’s Inventive and Unusual Production Enhances the Expressionist Mood of Lulu

United StatesUnited States Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Orchestra and Cast of Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lothar Koenigs (conductor), Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Production broadcast to Komedia Cinema, Brighton, 21.11.2015. (RB)

The Met’s Lulu – Daniel Brenna (Alwa) & Marlis Petersen (Lulu)
(c) Ken Howard

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Dramatic Urgency and Angst in Independent Opera’s Staging of Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Šimon Voseček, Biedermann and the Arsonists: Independent Opera soloists and the Britten Sinfonia / Timothy Redmond (conductor). Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London, 17.11.2015. (JPr)

Mark Le Brocq, Leigh Melrose, Raphaela Papadakis, Alinka Kozari_(c) Robb...
Mark Le Brocq, Leigh Melrose, Raphaela Papadakis, Alinka Kozári in Independent Opera’s Biedermann and the Arsonists
(c) Robbie Jack

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