Anthony Negus and Carmen Jakobi’s Tristan und Isolde at Longborough Excels Musically and Scenically


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 12.6.2017. (JPr)

Lee Bisset (Isolde), Peter Wedd (Tristan) - LFO Tristan und Isolde 2017 cr Matthew Williams-Ellis (27)

Lee Bisset (Isolde) & Peter Wedd (Tristan) in LFO’s Tristan und Isolde (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Handel’s Semele at Garsington: Unusual Production, Glorious Performance



United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Semele: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Jonathan Cohen (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire, 3.6.2017. (CR)


Heidi Stober (Semele) and Christine Rice ( Juno) in Semele © Johan Persson

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Garsington Opera’s Rough-edged yet Consistent Interpretation of Le nozze di Figaro



United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2017. (CR)


Jennifer France (Susanna) & Joshua Bloom (Figaro) in Le nozze di Figaro (c) Mark Douet

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A Well-Contrasted and Well-Planned BBCNOW Concert Concludes the Vale of Glamorgan Festival


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vale of Glamorgan Festival [2] – Adams, Fitkin, Watkins: Sophie Westbrooke (recorder), Paul Watkins (cello), Apollon Musagète Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Tecwyn Evans (conductor). Vale of Glamorgan Festival at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 26.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

Songs by Vaughan Williams Enhanced by Sensitive Orchestrations


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chipping Campden Festival [2] – Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius: Roderick Williams (baritone); Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra / Thomas Hull (conductor), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 25.5.2017 (JQ)


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Are Six Pianos Better than One? Contemporary Works Make the Case in Cardiff


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vale of Glamorgan Festival [1] – Grand Band: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell (pianos). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

A Fine and Insightful Performance of Die schöne Müllerin


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chipping Campden Music Festival [1] – Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone); Iain Burnside (piano). St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 24.5.2017. (JQ)


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A Fine Performance of Jephtha


United KingdomUnited Kingdom HandelJephtha: Soloists, Holst Singers, Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Layton (conductor), St John’s Smith Square, London, 20.5.2017. (CC) Read more

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