Xabier Anduaga is a superb Gennaro in Bergamo’s Lucrezia Borgia

24/11/2019

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [2] – Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia: Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Coro Teatro Municipale di Piacenza / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 22.11.2019. (JMI)

Festival Donizetti Opera 2019’s Lucrezia Borgia (c) Gianfranco Rota

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World premiere of a rare Donizetti opera in a staged version at the Bergamo festival

22/11/2019

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [1] – Donizetti, L’ange de Nisida: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 21.11.2019. (JMI)

Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida (c) Rota

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Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020 preview concert

13/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Huw Watkins, Michael Zev Gordon, John Luther Adams, Helen Grime: Huw Watkins (piano), David Adams (violin and viola), Matthew Hunt (clarinet). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 12.11.2019. (PCG) Read more

Conor Mitchell’s powerful new music drama, packing a political punch, is staged in Belfast

12/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Conor Mitchell, Abomination: A DUP Opera: The Belfast Ensemble / Tom Brady (conductor). Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 8.11.2019. (RB)

Abomination: A DUP Opera (c) The Belfast Ensemble

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A novel and imaginative double bill at Wexford Festival Opera

04/11/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [3] – Andrew Synnott, Rossini:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Michele Spotti (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10. 2019. (RB)

Adina (c) Clive Barda

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A look back at some events of the 2019 Oxford Lieder Festival

02/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival 2019 [5] – various composers: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Joseph Middleton (piano), and others. Oxford various venues, 12 to 26.10.2019. (RD)

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Balance issues and uneven singing compromise a handsome Vivaldi production in Wexford

01/11/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [2] – Vivaldi, Dorilla in Tempe: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Andrea Marchiol (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2019. (RB)

Rosa Bove (Filindo), with dancers (c) Clive Barda

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An outstanding production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte by Wexford Festival Opera

30/10/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [1] – Massenet, Don Quichotte:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Timothy Myers (conductor), Wexford Opera House, Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, 25.10.2019. (RB)

Aigul Akhmetshina and Goderdz Janelidze (c) Clive Barda

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