A Jolly Opera Colourfully Staged and Well Sung

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore(sung in Italian with surtitles in English): Soloists, RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Francesco Pasqualetti (conductor), RNCM Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 8.12.2013 (RJF)

Day of Song (Lauren Fielder, Benjamin Lewis, Joanna Norman, Kang Wang with pianist Roderick Barrand) credit Paul Cliff
Day of Song (Lauren Fielder, Benjamin Lewis, Joanna Norman, Kang Wang with pianist Roderick Barrand) credit Paul Cliff

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High Production and Design Standards in La fanciulla del West

Puccini, La fanciulla del West (1910): – sung in Italian with titles in English: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Richard Farnes (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, 5.3.2014. (RJF)   Sung in Italian with Titles in English. Cast: Minnie: Alwyn Mellor Jack Rance: Robert Hayward Dick Johnson (Ramerrez): Rafael Rojas Nick: Bonaventura … Read more

Masterly Singing by St George’s Singers in Bach and Will Todd Premiere

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach, Will Todd: Eleanor Garside  (soprano), Heather Ireson (Mezzo-soprano), Thomas Morss (tenor), Matthew Kellett (baritone), St George’s Singers, Northern Baroque / Neil Taylor (conductor),  The Encompass Trio [Liam Waddle (piano, Paul Wheatley (bass), Phil Steventon (drum kit)], Concert Hall, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 15.12.2013.(RJF)

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