Keel Watson, Ronald Samm and the Chorus Shine in Fulham Opera’s Impressive Die Meistersinger

10/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Fulham Opera / Ben Woodward (conductor). Greenwood Theatre, London, 9.8.2019. (JPr)

Ronald Samm (Walther) in Fulham Opera’s Die Meistersinger (c) Matthew Couglan

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Rossini on the Fringe has Fizzing Enzembles and a Genial Atmosphere

07/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 [1] – Rossini, Il Signor Brushino: Cambridge University Opera Society / Jamie Conway (musical director), St Cuthbert’s Church (Venue 122), 5.8.2019. (SRT) Read more

The Enterprising Grimeborn Opera Festival Showcases an Intimate Das Rheingold

02/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grimeborn Opera Festival 2019 [1] – Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, The Orpheus Sinfonia / Peter Selwyn (conductor). Arcola Theatre, London, 31.7.2019. (JPr)

Grimeborn Opera Festival’s Das Rheingold (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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In La Calisto, Longborough’s Young Artists Spectacularly Defy Human Frailty

30/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2019 [4] – Cavalli, La Calisto:  Soloists and the Barefoot Band / Lesley Anne Sammons (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 29.7.2019. (CP)

LFO Young Artists’ La Calisto (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis.

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Uplifting Buxton Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard

30/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard: National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and Orchestra / Timothy Burke (conductor), Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire, 27.7.2019. (RJW)

Sergeant Meryll (Bruce Graham) with Tower Warders © Jane Stokes

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Welsh National Opera’s Spectacularly Successful War and Peace Comes to Covent Garden

24/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, War and Peace (ed. Ermolaeva/McAllister, sung in English): Soloists, Dancers, Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 23.7.2019. (CC)

Cast of WNO’s War and Peace (c) Clive Barda

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A Double Bill that is One of Opera Holland Park’s Greatest Successes

24/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wolf-Ferrari and Tchaikovsky: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / John Andrews (Wolf-Ferrari), Sian Edwards (Tchaikovsky). Opera Holland Park, London, 22.8.2019 (CC)

Clare Presland (Susanna) (c) Ali Wright

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Glyndebourne’s New Die Zauberflöte Misfires, Despite an Excellent Cast

23/07/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2019 [3] – Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Chorus of the Glyndebourne Festival, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, 21.7.2019. (RB)

Sofia Fomina, Martin Snell, Brindley Sherratt, Michael Kraus, Thomas Atkins
and chorus (c) Bill Cooper

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