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


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


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


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


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

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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Anna (Netrebko) Triumphs As Anna (Bolena) At The Met


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Met Live in HD 2011/12, Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London, 15.10.11. (JPr)

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Leo Nucci Excels As Germont In Covent Garden’s La Traviata


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi La traviata (Cast 1):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor), 3.10.2011 (CC) Read more

Bewildering Marriage of Figaro by the ENO


United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor). Coliseum, London, 5.10.2011 (MB)

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