Man of La Mancha is Staged, Acted and Sung Generally Well but Was Not Worth Reviving

01/05/2019

Man of La Mancha (Dale Wasserman [book], Joe Darion [lyrics] and Mitch Leigh [music]): Company of Man of La Mancha, English National Opera Orchestra / David White (conductor). London Coliseum, 30.4.2019. (JPr)

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Peter Polycarpou & Kelsey Grammer (c) Manuel Harlan

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Steven Skybell’s Moving Tevye at the Heart of Broadway’s Wonderful Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof

22/02/2019

 Fiddler on the Roof (Music by Jerry Bock, Book by Joseph Stein, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick): The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene / Zalmen Mlotek (conductor), Stage 42, New York, 20.2.2019. (RP)

Nick Raynor, Evan Mayer, Jon Quiggley & James Monroe Števko in The Bottle Dance
(c) Matthew Murphy

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A Superb Production of Sweeney Todd in Belfast

08/02/2019

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd:  Cast, Chorus and Band of Northern Ireland Opera and Lyric Theatre / Sinead Hayes (Conductor), Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 6.2.2019. (RB)

Steven Page (Sweeney Todd) & Julie Mullins (Mrs Lovett) (c) NI Opera

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The Global Phenomenon Notre Dame de Paris Makes a Captivating Return to London

25/01/2019

Notre Dame de Paris (Richard Cocciante [music] and Luc Plamondon [lyrics]): Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Acrobats and Break Dancers of the Notre Dame de Paris Company, English National Opera Orchestra / Matthew Brind (conductor). London Coliseum, 23.1.2019. (JPr)

Cast of Notre Dame de Paris (c) Alessandro Dobici

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Griff Rhys Jones is Superb as Scrooge in LMTO’s Joyous A Christmas Carol

20/12/2018

LMTO – A Christmas Carol (Mike Ockrent [book], Lynn Ahrens [book and lyrics] and Alan Menken [music]): Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). Lyceum Theatre, London, 17.12.2018. (JPr)

LMTO’s A Christmas Carol – ‘Abundance and Charity’

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Sweeney Todd, like his Customers and Meat Pies, Goes Down a Treat in Zurich

11/12/2018

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / David Charles Abell (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.12.2018. (JR)

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Bernstein’s Candide Triumphs at the Liceu

21/10/2018

Bernstein, Candide (concert version): Liceu Chorus and Orchestra /John DeMain (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 18.10.2018. (JMI)

Meghan Picerno and Paul Appleby in Candide © A. Bofill

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‘For One Brief Shining Moment’ LMTO and a Wonderful Cast Bring Camelot to the Palladium

08/10/2018

LMTO – Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot: Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). London Palladium. 6.10.2018. (JPr)

Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of LMTO’s Camelot (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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