Splendid Singing in Grimeborn’s Staging of Hippolyte et Aricie

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie (1733): Cast, Seb Gillot (harpsichord), Ensemble OrQuestra/Kieran Staub (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 13.8.2019 (CC)

Juliet Petrus (Aricie) and Kieran White (Hoppolyte) (c) Anreas Grieger

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Burlesque Le nozze di Figaro at Dala-Floda

SwedenSweden Dala-Floda Operafest [2] – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Håkapellet (Ola Ottosson [piano], Jonas Lindgård [violin], Christian Sahlin [cello]). Björbo Opera House. Dala Floda, 5.8.2019. (GF)

Hannah Körner (Cherubin) and Anders Falbe (Count Almaviva) © Göran Forsling

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

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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The Enterprising Grimeborn Opera Festival Showcases an Intimate Das Rheingold

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

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

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

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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