Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (13) – Fantastic musical values but poor staging in Rossini’s Semiramide

28/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Rossini, Semiramide:  Vlaamse Opera, Alberto Zedda (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 27.8.2011 (SRT)

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Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (11) – Haydn opera fails to grip despite committed performances

26/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Haydn,  Orlando Paladino: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs (conductor). Usher Hall, 25.8.2011 (SRT)

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Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2011 (5) – A brilliant production of Utopia Ltd

22/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sullivan,  Utopia Ltd: Soloists and chorus of the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Opera House, Buxton. 19.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (4) – Luxurious beauty and languid atmosphere in Massanet’s Thaïs

20/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Massenet,Thaïs:  Soloists, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Usher Hall, 18.8.2011 (SRT)

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Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2011 (4) – Handbells and Hippies turn The Sorcerer on its head

18/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sullivan, The Sorcerer: Opera della Luna Opera Company, Opera House, Buxton. 16.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2011 (3) – Arcadian setting for Cambridge University’s Iolanthe

18/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sullivan,  Iolanthe: Soloists and Chorus of Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Buxton Opera, 9.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Fringe:Australians deliver an impressive Edwardian musical

17/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Fringe, Lionel Monkton, The Arcadians: Soloists and Chorus of Victorian Opera (Australia), Paxton Theatre, The Pavilion, Buxton. 13.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

CARLA REES – AN URGENT APPEAL

12/08/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  An Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Carla Rees: Seen and Heard Reviewer and Professional Flautist (Eds) Read more

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