Chelsea Opera Group’s Revelatory Presentation of Rubinstein’s The Demon

02/07/2019

Anton Rubinstein, The Demon: Soloists, Chelsea Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Oliver Zeffman (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 30.6.2019. (CC)

Andrei Kymach (c) Alexander Andryushchenko

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Much to Fascinate and Celebrate in the Royal Opera’s Figaro at Covent Garden

01/07/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 29.6.2019. (CC)

Joėlle Harvey (Susanna) & Simon Keenlyside (Count) (c) ROH/ Mark Douet

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Balfe’s One-Acter Gets a Rare Performance in the Isle of Man

27/06/2019

Michael Balfe, The Sleeping Queen: Soloists, Una Hunt (music director/producer, piano).The Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin, Isle of Man  22.6.2019. (RJW)

Michael Balfe’s The Sleeping Queen

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Longborough’s Anna Bolena Continues the 2019 Season’s Success

27/06/2019

Longborugh Festival Opera 2019 [2] – Donizetti,  Anna Bolena: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire,  25. 6. 2019. (CP)

Linda Richardson (Anna Bolena) & Lukas Jakobski (King Henry) (c) Matthew Williams Ellis

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Kosky’s Carmen Revival at Covent Garden is a Triumph of Style Over Substance

26/06/2019

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Julia Jones (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 24.6.2019. (JPr)

(centre) Anaïk Morel as Carmen (c) Bill Cooper

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Offenbach’s Bicentenary Year Garsington Opera Fantasio

24/06/2019

Garsington Opera 2019 [2] – Offenbach, Fantasio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor). Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 22.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Fantasio

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Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners: A Beautiful Piece, Beautifully Performed

22/06/2019

Robert Hugill, The GardenersInstrumental Ensemble (Oliver Wass {harp], Charlotte Amherst [violin] Joanna Patrick [viola], Sophie Hayes [cello], Anthony Friend [clarinet]) / William Vann (conductor). Conway Hall, London 18.6.2019. (CC)

Robert Hugill’s The Gardeners (c) Robert Piwko

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A Memorable Boris Godunov at Covent Garden

21/06/2019

Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov: Soloists, Trinity Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 19.6.2019. (MB)

Bryn Terfel as Boris Godunov, Joshua Abrams as Fyodor (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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