Conflict, Confectionery and Bloodshed at Cheltenham 2012


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edward Rushton, Babur in London: The Opera Group, ensemble für neue musik zürich,  John Fulljames (director), Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012.

Babur: Omar Ebrahim
Nafisa:Kishani Jayasinghe
Saira: Annie Gill
Mo: Amar Mucchala
Faiz: Damian Thantrey

Debussy, Delius: Philip Smith (narrator), Wellensian Consort, Southbank Sinfonia, Neil Thomson (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012. (RJ) Read more

A ‘Traditional’ Le Nozze di Figaro


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.6.2012 (MB) Read more

Dr Dee Opera: Insipid, Uninspired, Boring and a Sham


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Albarn/Norris, Dr Dee: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Stephen Higgins (conductor), Coliseum, London, 26.6.2012 (CC) Read more

Magnificent Performance from Patricia Orr in a Mascagni Rarity


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mascagni, Puccini Cast, Chorus, City of London Sinfonia/Manlio Benzi, Opera Holland Park, London, 22.6.2012 (CC) Read more

Nothing Triumphant about Gluck’s Il trionfo di Clelia


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gluck, Il trionfo di Clelia: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Giuseppe Sigismondi di Risio (conductor), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 24.6.2012 (MB) Read more

Mandela Trilogy Premiere Impresses Cardiff


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stephenson, Campbell, van Dijk, Mandela Trilogy (Book and Lyrics by Michael Williams): Soloists and Chorus of Cape Town Opera, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,  Albert Horne (conductor and chorus master), Wales Millennium Centre, 20-21.6.2012. (European Premiere). (RJ)

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ENO’s Billy Budd is Dark, Powerful and Electrifying


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Britten, Billy Budd: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Edward Gardner (conductor), London Coliseum, 18.6.2012 (CC) Read more

A Sparkling ‘Cosi’ in Holland Park


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Così fan Tutte : Chorus and Orchestra of Holland Park Opera, Thomas Kemp (conductor) Holland Park, London 18.6.2012 (RB) Read more

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