RNCM’s Excellent Staging and Sung Performance of a Too Rarely Seen French Opera


Massenet, Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre.6.12.2017. (RJF)


RNCM’s Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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Michieletto’s Cav & Pag for Royal Opera is Wonderfully Revived, Cast, Sung and Conducted


Mascagani, Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.12.2017. (JPr)

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Cavalleria rusticana: Martina Belli (Lola) & Bryan Hymel (Turiddu) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Compelling La traviata from Scottish Opera


Verdi, La traviata: Scottish Opera / Dane Lam (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 21.11.2017. (SRT)

Photo credit: Jane Hobson

Scottish Opera’s La traviata (c) Jane Hobson

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Regal Joyce DiDonato and Gifted Daniela Barcellona Triumph in Royal Opera’s Semiramide


Rossini, Semiramide: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.11.2017. (JPr)


Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) & Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) (c) Bill Cooper

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G&S and Bernstein Provide an Ideal Ending to Opera North’s Little Greats


Sullivan and Bernstein: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Tobias Ringborg and Oliver Rundell (conductors), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 17.11.2017. (RJF)


Opera North’s Trouble oin Tahiti

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Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition (2017). And the Winner Is …


Bampton Classical Opera – Young Singers’ Competition 2017: Holywell Music Room, Oxford 19.11.2017. (CR)


Emma Stannard (mezzo-soprano)

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Nico Muhly’s Marnie for ENO Returns to England and Loses the Plot


Nico Muhly, Marnie: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), London Coliseum, 18.11.2017. (JPr)


Sasha Cooke as Marnie (front) and ‘Shadow Marnies’ (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Two Rarely Heard Ravel and Janáček Operas get Masterful Opera North Productions


Ravel and Janáček: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North / Martin André (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 16.11.2017. (RJF)


Opera North’s L’enfant et les sortileges

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