Villagers Win Through in Battle Against a Road


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Orlando Gough/​Richard Stilgoe, Road Rage (première),Garsington Community Opera, Southbank Sinfonia / Susanna Stranders (conductor), Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley, 19.7.2013. (RJ) Read more

Traditional Don Pasquale Matches Elegance of Donizetti’s Score


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus and London Philharmonic Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola, (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera Theatre, Sussex, 18.7.2013 (MMB) Read more

ROH Does Its Best with Puccini’s Flawed La rondine


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La rondine (Nicolas Joël’s production revived by Stephen Barlow): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of The Royal Opera / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 17.7.2013. (JPr) Read more

Mozart’s Pretend Gardener Becomes a Soap Opera


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, La finta giardiniera, Buxton Festival Opera, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Kraemer (conductor) Opera House, Buxton, 6.7. 2013. (RJF) Read more

Sarah Gabriel Pours Out Her Heart over the Phone


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Poulenc, La Voix Humaine: Sarah Gabriel (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano). Cheltenham Music Festival, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 5.7.2013. Read more

Suffragette Opera Receives its World Premiere


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tim Benjamin, Emily:Singers and Orchestra conducted by Antony Brannick, Hippodrome Theatre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire. 4.07.2013. (RB) Read more

Glyndebourne Captures Spirit of the Baroque in Rameau’s First Opera


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, / William Christie (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera Theatre, Sussex, 29.6.2013 (MMB) Read more

Traditional Simon Boccanegra with Lush, Plush Staging


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Antonio Pappano (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.6.2013 (CC) Read more

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