Vintage WNO production of The Barber of Seville stills works well, a timely affirmation of the comic vision

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Frederick Brown (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 29.9.2021. (GPu)

(l-r) Nicholas Lester (Figaro), Heather Lowe (Rosina), Andrew Shore (Bartolo) and Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Nicky Spence’s intense Cardiff performance of Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček, Diary of One Who Disappeared: Nicky Spence (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), Annie George (mezzo), Charlotte Forfar (soprano), Verity Belle Atkinson (soprano), Molly Beere (soprano). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 21.2.2020. (GPu)

Nicky Spence (c) Bertie Watson

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