Acis and Galatea Performance Brings Back an Earlier, Charming Age

16/11/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Acis and Galatea (concert performance): Soloists, Dame Janet Baker (narrator), Choir of the 21st Century, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 15.11.2011 (MB) Read more

Gardner and Spence Shine in ENO’s Dull Eugene Onegin

13/11/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Additional Chorus of the English National Opera / Edward Gardner (conductor). Coliseum, London, 12.11.2011. (MB)
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London’s Guildhall School Make Merry With the Wives of Windsor

12/11/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Soloists and Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,  Clive Timms(conductor),  Silk Street Theatre, London, 10.11.11. (JPr) Read more

Pertusi Steals the Show in Covent Garden’s La Sonnambula

06/11/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bellini La sonnambula Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.11.2011. (CC) Read more

Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness: An Emotionally Honest Collaboration

03/11/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness (world premiere): Soloists, CHROMA, Oliver Gooch (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 1.11.2011 (MB)

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Barber’s Score Intensifies Exoticism of Silent Arthouse Movie Salomé

29/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Charlie Barber, Salomé: Nick Baron, Luke Wyeth, Alun Hatthaway, Dave Danford (percussion); Rhiannon Llewellyn, Gareth Treseder, Kelvin Thomas, Sianed Jones (singers); Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 28.10.2010. (RJ) Read more

Excellent Singing in ENO’s Unsympathetic Production of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux

25/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rameau, Castor et PolluxSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera,Christian Curnyn (conductor). Coliseum, London, 24.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Heritage Opera Creates an Intimate Carmen With an Irish Flavour

24/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bizet’s Carmen: comic opera in four acts sung in English with accompaniment by piano and string quartet. Heritage Opera, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire: 21.10.2011 (MC) Read more

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