Cilea’s Radiant L’arlesiana Ardently Performed in the Beautiful Setting of Holland Park

21/07/2019

Cilea, L’arlesiana: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Dane Lam (conductor). Opera Holland Park, London, 20.7.2019. (CC)

Yvonne Howard as Rosa Mamai (c) Ali Wright

Read more

Longborough’s Female-Centric Don Giovanni

13/07/2019

Longborough Festival Opera [3] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Thomas Blunt (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 11.7.2019. (CP)

Ivan Ludlow (Don Giovanni) & Llio Evans (Zerlina) © Matthew Williams Ellis

Read more

Garsington’s Admirable Elucidation of Psychologically and Emotionally Dark The Turn of the Screw

13/07/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [3] – Britten, The Turn of Screw: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 7.7.2018. (CR)

Leo Jemison (Miles) Elen Willmer (Flora) Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) & Katherine Broderick (Miss Jessel)<br/>(c) Johan Persson

Read more

A Spellbinding and Deeply Satisfying Trip to the World of Monteverdi’s Orfeo

10/07/2019

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, I Fagiolini (director: Robert Hollingworth) with Music and Theatre for All, Jerwood Hall (LSO St Luke’s), London, 7.7.2019. (AK)

I Fagiolini’s L’Orfeo (c) Ben Pugh

Read more

Laurent Pelly’s Production of La fille du regiment Remains a Triumph

10/07/2019

Donizetti, La fille du regiment: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.7.2019. (CC)

Javier Camarena (Tonio) and Sabine Devieilhe (Marie) (c) Tristram Kenton

Read more

Richard Egarr Leads a Very Involving Concert Performance of Le nozze di Figaro

08/07/2019

  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Grange Festival Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (conductor & fortepiano), Barbican Hall, London. 4.7.2019. (AK)

Richard Egarr (c) Marco Borggreve

Read more

An Engaging Production of Noye’s Fludde Offers Considerably More Than the Sum of its Parts

05/07/2019

Britten, Noye’s Fludde: Soloists, Children from Brampton Primary School and Churchfields Junior School, Community Choir, Orchestra of the English National Opera and other musicians / Martin Fitzpatrick (conductor). Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, 3.7.2019. (MB)

Noye’s Fludde (c) Marc Brenner

Read more

Chelsea Opera Group’s Revelatory Presentation of Rubinstein’s The Demon

02/07/2019

Anton Rubinstein, The Demon: Soloists, Chelsea Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Oliver Zeffman (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 30.6.2019. (CC)

Andrei Kymach (c) Alexander Andryushchenko

Read more

Next Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! City Music Foundation July 2019 Summer Residency at The Wallace Collection __________________________________
  • NEW! Edinburgh Usher Hall 2019-2020 Orchestral Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles __________________________________
  • NEW! Roman River 2019 Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Geneva Grand Théâtre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden __________________________________
  • NEW! Bregenz Festival 17 July – 18 August 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Musikfest Berlin 2019 from 30 August to 19 September __________________________________
  • NEW! 2019 BBC Proms 19 July – 14 September __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera House in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Opera in 2019-2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Adrian Partington Introduces the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Conversation with John Quinn __________________________________
  • NEW! ENB in 2019-2020 and Updates on their New London City Island Home __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! CHORUS MASTER STEPHEN DOUGHTY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July) __________________________________
  • NEW! MULTI-FACETED MUSICIAN JOY LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet Announces Winners of Emerging Dancer 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR THOMAS SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • NEW! In August Fulham Opera’s Most Ambitious Project to Date – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg __________________________________
  • R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929-2019) __________________________________
  • NEW! CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • CONDUCTOR ÁDÁM FISCHER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH ITALIAN BARITONE FRANCO VASSALLO __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH LISETTE OROPESA AS SHE RETURNS TO LA OPERA FOR ORFEO ED EURIDICE __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month