Strong singing elsewhere in the Royal Opera’s Tannhäuser current revival compensates for the ailing main man

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Tannhäuser (1875 version): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sebastian Weigle (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1.2.2023. (CC)

Gerald Finley (Wolfram von Eschenbach) and Lisa Davidsen (Elisabeth) © Clive Barda

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No weak link in the cast as ENO comes together as a company for Britten’s Gloriana

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Gloriana: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). London Coliseum, 8.12.2022. (MB)

Earl of Essex (Robert Murray), Countess of Essex (Paula Murrihy), Charles Blount (Duncan Rock) and Lady Rich (Eleanor Dennis) © Nirah Sanghani

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