Benjamin’s New Opera Acclaimed a Masterpiece


George Benjamin, Written on Skin: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, George Benjamin (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.3.2013 (MB) Read more

Effective Poulenc, Disappointing Purcell from Opera North


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Poulenc, Purcell: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North/ Wyn Davies (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013. (RJF) Read more

Gimmicks Fail to Liven Up Mozart’s Clemenza


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito (1791) sung in Italian with English surtitles: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North / Douglas Boyd (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013. (RJF)
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Satisfying Otello Despite the Staging


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Giuseppe Verdi. Otello (1887) Sung in Italian with titles in English: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 12-16.3.2013.(RJF) Read more

Romantic Glow to Royal Academy’s Onegin


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Royal Academy Opera Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia, Jane Glover (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 11.3.2013 (MB)
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Thought Provoking Musical Theatre in Care Home Setting


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Orlando Gough, Imago: Soloists, Imago chorus and Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, East Sussex, 7.3.2013. (JPr) Read more

Traditional and Visually Dormant Tosca


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Maurizio Benini (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.3.2013 (MB) Read more

Fine Orchestral Playing in Tosca Revival


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Maurizio Benini (conductor., Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 2.3.2012 (CC) Read more

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