Anna Netrebko is the standout performer in a spectacular new Aida at the 100th Verona Opera Festival

ItalyItaly Verdi’s Aida at the 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023 [1]: Soloists, Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of Arena di Verona / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Broadcast live on Rai1 from the Arena di Verona, 16.6.2023. (JPr)

Yusif Eyvazov (Radamès) and Olesya Petrova (Amneris) © Ennevifoto / Arena di Verona

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ENB’s Cinderella finds Precious Adams centre stage and having a ball with the entire company in-the-round

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Daniel Parkinson (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.6.2023. (JPr)

English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round (Act II) © Laurent Liotardo

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Opera Holland Park’s Hansel und Gretel is a lovely yet not too lovely evening

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Opera Holland Park 2023 [2] – Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus (chorus master: Dominic Ellis-Peckham) and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Scott Price), City of London Sinfonia / Kărin Hendrickson (conductor). Holland Park, London, 14.6.2023. (MB)

Charlotte Badhma (Hansel) and Laura Lolita Perešivana (Gretel) © Ali Wright

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