Still plenty to enjoy if you see Glyndebourne’s venerable Le nozze di Figaro

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival 2022 [2] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus director: Aidan Oliver), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Giancarlo Andretta (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 22.5.2022. (CC)

Hera Hyesang Park (Susanna) and Brandon Cedel (Figaro) (c) Bill Cooper

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Despite committed musical advocacy, The Wreckers at Glyndebourne fails to convince

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival 2022 [1] – Smyth, The Wreckers: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus director: Aidan Oliver), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 21.5.2022. (MB)

Glyndebourne Festival 2022 – The Wreckers © Richard Hubert Smith

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Pulliam and Maltman make star turns in Cleveland in Welser-Möst’s breathtakingly focused Otello

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Otello (concert version): Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Children’s Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Mandel Concert Hall, Severance Music Center, Cleveland, 21.5.2022. (MSJ)

Christopher Maltman (Iago), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Emilia), Tamara Wilson (Desdemona), Limmie Pulliam (Otello), Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Most © Roger Mastroianni 

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Simon Stone’s Rust Belt Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met shows Nadine Sierra is one for the ages!

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Riccardo Frizza (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 21.5.2021. (JPr)

Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Nadine Sierra (Lucia) on screen (c) Jonathan Tichler

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How Erik Snyder became the English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2022

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2022: Livestreamed from the Holloway Production Studio at the Mulryan Centre for Dance on London City Island, 19.5.2022. (JPr)

Precious Adams, Erik Snyder and Emilia Cadorin (c) ASH 

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