New York Production of David Lang’s New Opera Engulfs the Audience

23/06/2019

David Lang, prisoner of the state: Soloists, New York Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor). David Geffen Hall, New York City, 7.6.2019. (DS)

David Lang’s prisoner of the state (c) Chris Lee)

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Natalia Osipova is a True ‘Force of Nature’ in Arthur Pita’s The Mother

23/06/2019

The Mother (choreography by Arthur Pita): Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 21.6.2019. (JPr)

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard in The Mother (c) Mikah Smillie

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Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners: A Beautiful Piece, Beautifully Performed

22/06/2019

Robert Hugill, The GardenersInstrumental Ensemble (Oliver Wass {harp], Charlotte Amherst [violin] Joanna Patrick [viola], Sophie Hayes [cello], Anthony Friend [clarinet]) / William Vann (conductor). Conway Hall, London 18.6.2019. (CC)

Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners (c) Robert Piwko

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Flashback, or Flash Forward? Arthur Pita’s The Mother with Natalia Osipova

22/06/2019

The Mother (choreography by Arthur Pita): Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 20.6.2019. (JO’D)

Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard (c) Kenny Mathieson

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In Somnium at Sadler’s Wells Neil and Katya Jones Dream the Impossible Dream

22/06/2019

SOMNIUM – A DANCER’S DREAM: Neil and Katya Jones, Charles Venn and company of dancers. Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.6.2019. (JPr)

Neil and Katya Jones in Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream

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A Memorable Boris Godunov at Covent Garden

21/06/2019

Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov: Soloists, Trinity Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 19.6.2019. (MB)

Bryn Terfel as Boris Godunov, Joshua Abrams as Fyodor (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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Less than Sure-Footed, Zurich Revives its 2016 Le nozze di Figaro

19/06/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Ottavio Dantone (conductor). Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 10.6 and 16.6.2019. (CCr)

Zurich Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro (c) Toni Suter

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Countertenor Outshines Flashy Orlando Cast in San Francisco

18/06/2019

Handel, Orlando: Soloists and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Christopher Moulds (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 9.6.2019. (HS)

(l-r) Christina Gansch (Dorinda), Heidi Stober (Angelica) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Medoro)
in Orlando (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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