A memorable evening as the Komische Oper Berlin presents The Bassarids

06/11/2019

GermanyGermany Henze, The Bassarids: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin, Chorus (chorus director: David Cavelius) and Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 5.11.2019. (MB)

The Bassarids (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Laurence Equilbey leads a marvellous performance of Der Freischütz

06/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weber, Der Freischütz (semi-staged): Soloists, accentus, Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 4.11.2019. (CC)

Laurence Equilbey ©Julien Benhamou

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Passion, desperation and glorious singing in Oper Frankfurt’s Manon Lescaut

06/11/2019

GermanyGermany Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chor der Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 2.11.2019. (RP)

Joshua Guerrero (Des Grieux) & Asmik Grigorian (Manon Lescaut) © Barbara Aumüller

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Sizeable Llandudno audience rewarded with memorable performance of WNO’s Cunning Little Vixen

05/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáĉek, The Cunning Little Vixen (sung in Czech): Soloists, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 31.10.2019

Aiofe Miskelly (Vixen) & Lucia Cervoni (Fox) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A rather disappointing L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Real

04/11/2019

SpainSpain Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus / Gianluca Capuano (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2 & 3.11.2019. (JMI)

Juan Francisco Gatell (Nemorino) & Brenda Rae (Adina)
(c) Javier del Real/Teatro Real

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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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Fine singing but Verdi’s seminal musical masterpiece deserves better than this WNO Rigoletto

04/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Alexander Joel  (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 30.10.2019. (RJF)

Alastair Moore (Marullo) and Mark S. Doss (Rigoletto) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Tomáš Hanus’s conducting is a highlight of WNO’s new Carmen in Llandudno

04/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 29.10.2019. (RJF)

Benjamin Bevan, Harriet Eyley, Virginie Verrez, Joe Roche & Angela Simkin in Carmen
(c) Bill Cooper

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