Moral Themes and Attractive Performances in WNO’s Vixen

01/03/2013

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

27/02/2013

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!

26/02/2013

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

24/02/2013

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

17/02/2013

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

17/02/2013

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

14/02/2013

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

13/02/2013

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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