The Dunedin Consort in Errollyn Wallen’s original and highly effective take on Dido and Aeneas  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [11] – Errollyn Wallen, Dido’s Ghost (concert staging): Dunedin Consort / John Butt (conductor). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 21.8.2021. (SRT)

Golda Schultz (Dido/Anna) and Matthew Brook (Aeneas) © Ryan Buchanan

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Nevill Holt’s Don Giovanni embraces folk beliefs in a personification of lust

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nevill Holt Opera 2021 [2] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Shadwell Ensemble / Finnegan Downie Dear (conductor). Nevill Holt, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 19.8.2021. (CP)

Dingle Yandell (Commendatore) (c) Lloyd Winters

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Glyndebourne’s semi-staging of Wagner’s magnificent Tristan und Isolde worked beautifully

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2021 [2] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged): Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, East Sussex, 17.8.2021. (CC)

Simon O’Neill (Tristan) (c) Bill Cooper

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Operatic fireworks from Waterperry Opera Festival’s brilliant The Elixir of Love

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterperry Opera Festival 2021 – Donizetti, The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Waterperry Opera Festival / Bertie Baigent (conductor). Waterperry Garden, Oxfordshire, 14.8.2021. (JPr)

Thando Mjandana (Nemorino) and Alison Langer (Adina) (c) Marc Brenner

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Much to enjoy in Scottish Opera’s new Falstaff at the Edinburgh International Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [5] – Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 12.8.2021. (SRT)

Louise Winter (Mistress Quickly)and Roland Wood (Falstaff) (c) Julie Howden

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