Moral Themes and Attractive Performances in WNO’s Vixen


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáĉek, The Cunning Little Vixen: (Revival premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Lothar Koenigs, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 24.2.2013 (GPu) Read more

Orchestra Overwhelms Scottish Opera’s Werther


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Francesco Corti (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 26.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

Barber’s Cutting Edge is Nearly as Sharp as Ever!


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera. Conductor: Jaime Martin. The London Coliseum, London. 25.2.2013 (JPr) Read more

Carmen on Grand Scale with Intense Finale


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Carmen: Soloists and Chorus, Capital Arts Children’s Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Gareth Hancock (conductor), David Freeman (director), Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.2.2013 (JPr)
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Copley’s Boheme Continues to Satisfy 40 Years On


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Alexander Joel (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 16.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Great Singing in ENO’s Monstrously Camp Médée


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Charpentier, Médée: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Christian Curnyn (conductor). The Coliseum, London, 15.3.2013 (MB) Read more

Fulham Opera’s Siegfried Surpasses Expectations


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists of Fulham Opera, Benjamin Woodward (piano accompanist), St John’s Church, Fulham, London, 12.2.2013. (JPr)

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Hallé’s Meistersinger a Triumph


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1862/67): Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, RNCM Chamber Choir, Chetham’s Chamber Choir, Ad Solem – University of Manchester Chamber Choir, Hallé Orchestra, Members of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Chetham’s Sinfonia / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Jamie Phillips (assistant conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 10.2.13 (MC) Read more

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