Traditional Don Pasquale Matches Elegance of Donizetti’s Score

20/07/2013

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

19/07/2013

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

09/07/2013

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

08/07/2013

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

05/07/2013

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

01/07/2013

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

01/07/2013

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

Good Performances in Updated Cav and Pag

24/06/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo Pagliacci : Opera Holland Park / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Holland Park, London, 22.06.13 (RB) Read more

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