Vladimir Jurowski Leads a Superb Peter Grimes in London


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Peter Grimes: Soloists, London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 28.9.2013. (JPr) Read more

ENO’s Fidelio Bemuses and Lacks Soul


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera /   Edward Gardner (conductor),  London Coliseum, London, 25.9.2013. (JPr)

Pic credit ENO/Alastair Muir

Pic credit ENO/Alastair Muir

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WNO’s None too “Shabby” Tosca Shocks as it Should.


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Tosca: (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Lothar Koenigs (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 21.9.2013 (GPu) Read more

Mercurial Emotional Shifts in Nelsons’ Relentless Elektra


Strauss, Elektra: Soloists and Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Andris Nelsons. (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 23.9.2013. (JPr)

ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss; Royal Opera House,; Covent Garden; Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL

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Royal Opera Returns to the Screen with Turandot


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra / Henrik Nánási (conductor) in Andrei Serban’s 1984 production with designs by Sally Jacobs. Broadcast to The May Fair Hotel, Mayfair, London. 18.9.2013. (JPr)


Lise Lindstrom (Turandot) & Marco Berti (Calaf) (c) Tristam Kenton/ROH

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Exuberance and Commitment in Bampton Opera’s La finta semplice


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, La finta semplice: Soloists, CHROMA / Andrew Griffiths (conductor), Jeremy,  Gray (director), St John’s, Smith Square, London, 17.9.2013 (MB) Read more

Classic Figaro Production with Cosmopolitan Cast


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera /  Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 16.9.2013. (JPr)


Le nozze di Figaro c ROH/Mark Douet

Le nozze di Figaro c ROH/Mark Douet

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Verdi Emerges from Wagnerian Shadows in Memorable Concert


Verdi, Rigoletto (concert performance): Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra /  Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 15.9.2013. (JPr) Read more

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