Farnocchia and Goeldner Star in Opening to WNO’s Donizetti Trilogy


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, Anna Bolena (Production Premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera Daniele Rustoni, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 7.9.2013 (GPu) Read more

Youth Opera Company Triumphs in Challenging Britten Opera


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Paul Bunyan (Production Premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Youth Opera / Alice Farnham (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 23.8.2013 (GPu) Read more

PROM 60: Elemental Terror in Sir Andrew’s Billy Budd



United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 60. Britten, Billy Budd:  (semi-staged) Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis. Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2013 (CC)


Prom 60:Biily Budd Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

Prom 60:Billy Budd
Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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PROM 45: Tippett’s Midsummer Marriage at the Proms


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 45, Tippett, The Midsummer Marriage: Soloists, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 16.8.2013. (JPr)

Prom 45 CR BBC Chris Christodoulou

Prom 45 CR BBC Chris Christodoulou

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An Outstanding, Visceral Billy Budd at Glyndebourne


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten: Billy Budd. Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) Glyndebourne 10.8.2013 (RB)

Billy Budd-Photo Richard Hubert Smith

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The Bargee’s Wife Closes the Three Choirs Festival Impressively


United KingdomUnited Kingdom John O’Hara The Bargee’s Wife: Community Opera: Soloists, Opera Chorus, Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, John O’Hara (conductor). Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester Cathedral, 4.8.2013 (RD)  Read more

New Generation of G&S Performers Takes to the Stage


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance: Youth Production/Rosamond Savournin (conductor), John Savournin (director);  Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Pavilion Theatre, Buxton, 3.8.2013 (RJW)

Ah, you said ‘often’ frequently” Photo credit: Charles Smith

“Ah, you said ‘often’ frequently”
Photo credit: Charles Smith

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Good Balance between Orchestra and Singers in Princess Ida


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida: Peak Opera / Richard Baker (conductor), Ian Henderson (director),  Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Opera House, Buxton, 31.7.2013 (RJW) Read more

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