An interesting WNO Carmen in which the women outshine the men

24/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 21.9.2019. (GPu)

Virginie Verrez (Carmen) and Dimitri Pattas (Don José)
(c) Bill Cooper

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Mascagni and Wolf-Ferrari double bill is a great success at the Lammermuir Festival

22/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lammermuir Festival [2] – Mascagni, Zanetto & Wolf-Ferrari, Susanna’s Secret: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / David Parry (conductor). St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, 21.9.2019. (SRT)

Richard Burkhard (Count Gil) and Clare Presland (Countess Susanna)
in Susanna’s Secret (c) Sally Jubb Photography

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Thanks to Juan Diego Flórez and Edward Gardner Covent Garden’s rare Werther revival should not be missed

20/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Edward Gardner (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.9.2019. (JPr)

Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) and Isabel Leonard (Charlotte) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A rather tired Don Giovanni opens the Royal Opera’s new season

17/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 16.9.2019. (CC)

Brindley Sherratt (Commendatore) in Don Giovanni
(c) Mark Douet

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Elaine McKrill and Jonathan Stoughton impress in Saffron Opera Group’s exciting and engrossing Tristan und Isolde

16/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (concert performance): Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 15.9.2019. (JPr)

(l-r) Elaine McKrill (Isolde), Michael Thorne (conductor) & Jonathan Stoughton (Tristan)
with the Saffron Opera Group Orchestra (c) Roger King

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Radius Opera premieres Benjamin’s The Fire of Olympus in Burnley

16/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tim Benjamin’s The Fire of Olympus (or, On Sticking It To The Man): Soloists and Orchestra (harpsichord: Alex Robinson) of Radius Opera / Ellie Slorach (conductor). Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley, 14.9.2019 (RBa)

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Bampton Classical Opera’s rollicking Storace revival

02/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stephen Storace, Gli Sposi Malcontenti: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Anthony Kraus (conductor). Westonbirt School, Westonbirt, 29.8.2019. (CP)

Aoife O’Sullivan (Enrichetta), Adam Tunnicliffe (Valente) and Caroline Kennedy (Bettina)
in Bampton Classical Opera’s Bride and Gloom

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Opera della Luna’s Delightful Pinafore Lunacy at Wilton’s

30/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert and Sullivan, HMS Pinafore: Soloists, chorus and musicians of Opera della Luna / Michael Waldron (piano/musical director). Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 28.8.2019. (JB)

Georgina Stalbow (Josephine) in Opera della Luna’s HMS Pinafore

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