Nevill Holt’s Don Giovanni embraces folk beliefs in a personification of lust

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nevill Holt Opera 2021 [2] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Chorus and Shadwell Ensemble / Finnegan Downie Dear (conductor). Nevill Holt, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 19.8.2021. (CP)

Dingle Yandell (Commendatore) (c) Lloyd Winters

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Nevill Holt’s La traviata – an astonishing achievement, full of emerging talent

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nevill Holt Opera 2021 [1] – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, chorus and Manchester Camerata / Nicholas Chalmers (conductor). Nevill Holt, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 5.8.2021. (CP)

Susana Gaspar (Violetta) & Luis Gomes (Alfredo) (c) Lloyd Winters

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Longborough’s emerging artists and youth chorus fashion a Cunning spirits-lifting close to the season

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2021 [3] – Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Longborough Youth Chorus, Longborough Festival Orchestra / Justin Brown (conductor). The Big Top, Longborough, Gloucestershire, 29.7.2021. (CP)

Julieth Lozano (Vixen) & Longborough Youth Chorus (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Longborough’s Big Top Così fan tutte just about survives the cuts and the re-orchestration

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2021 [2] – Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists and the Barefoot Band / Lesley Anne Sammons (conductor). Big Top, Longborough Festival Opera, Gloucestershire, 26.6.2021. (CP)

Idunnu Münch (Dorabella), William Morgan (Ferrando) & John Molloy (Alfonso)
(c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Christoph Prégardien and Emerging Artists farewell recital celebrates success of Oxford Lieder Festival 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [4]Beethoven, Schubert: Christoph Prégardien (tenor) and Michael Gees (piano); Harriet Burns (soprano) and Ian Tindale (piano). 17.10.2020 performance from Holywell Music Room, Oxford, reviewed as a live stream. (CP)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor) & Michael Gees (pianist) (c) Hermann und Clärchen Baus

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