Spectacular staging and excellent singing make for a vibrant and fast-paced La Vie Parisienne

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Offenbach, La Vie Parisienne: Sung in English in a translation by Alistair Beaton. Soloists, RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Andrew Greenwood (conductor), Royal Northern College of Music. RNCM Theatre, Manchester, 7.12.2016. (RJF)

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RNCM’s La Vie Parisienne Act 3 Moulin Rouge (c) Robert Workman

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WNO’s Kiss Me, Kate Receives an Enthusiastic Reception in North Wales

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cole Porter,  Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera  /Gareth Jones (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 24.11.2016. (RJF)

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Kiss Me, Kate Landi Oshinowo (Hattie), Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi & Katharine), Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/Petruchio)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith

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