Lost in the Stars: A Timeless Work that Speaks to All

31/01/2017

United StatesUnited States Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson, Lost in the Stars: Artists and Soloists of Siti Company, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, Los Robles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Kahane (conductor), Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 29.1.2017. (JRo) 

Justin Hopkins & Lauren Michelle in Lost in the Stars;  Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.

Justin Hopkins & Lauren Michelle in Lost in the Stars;
Photo credit: Reed Hutchinson.

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A Wonderful Party of a Musical for Bernstein’s Centennial

04/12/2016

United StatesUnited States Bernstein, Wonderful Town: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / Grant Gershon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 2.12.2016. (JRo)

LA Opera - Wonderful Town  Photos by Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging

LA Opera’s Wonderful Town
Faith Prince (Ruth Sherwood) & dancers (c) Craig T. Mathew

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WNO’s Kiss Me, Kate Receives an Enthusiastic Reception in North Wales

30/11/2016

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cole Porter,  Kiss Me, Kate: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera  /Gareth Jones (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 24.11.2016. (RJF)

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Kiss Me, Kate Landi Oshinowo (Hattie), Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi & Katharine), Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/Petruchio)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith

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WNO’s Intoxicating Kiss Me, Kate Has Vivacious Energy and Effervescent Intelligence

05/10/2016

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate (Company Production Premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Holmes (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.9.2016. (GPu)

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Kiss Me, Kate
Landi Oshinowo (Hattie), Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi & Katharine), Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/Petruchio)
(c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables in Karlstad

11/07/2016

SwedenSweden Schönberg: Les Misérables, Soloists, ensemble and orchestra of Wermland Opera, David White (musical director). Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 3.7.2016 (GF)

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

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A New Musical Explores the Life of Lyricist Al Dubin

15/05/2016

United StatesUnited States Book by Leichtling & Sarner, I Only Have Eyes for You – The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin: Gerald Sternbach (musical director), Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 13.5.2016.  (JRo)

The Ensemble of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (photo credit: Michael Lamont)

The Ensemble of I Only Have Eyes for You (c) Michael Lamont

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Political Incorrectness Unleashed at Blackpool

14/04/2016

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mel Brooks, The Producers: Blackpool Operatic Players, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 13.4.2016. (MC) Read more

Another Captivating Street Scene from a Different RNCM Cast

08/12/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of RNCM Opera / Clarke Rundell (conductor), Harish Shankar (assistant conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 4.12.2015. (MC)

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RNCM’s Street Scene

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