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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Valiant attempt but WNO’s new Les vȇpres siciliennes can’t quite persuade one of its merits

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Les vȇpres siciliennes: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 8.2.2020. (GPu)

Wotjek Gierlach (Jean Procida), Anush Hovhannisyan (Helene) & Jung Soo Yun (Henri)
(c) Johan Persson

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Cardiff’s Royal College of Music hosts an interesting birthday tribute to Benjamin Britten

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten: Adrian Thompson (tenor), Michael Pollock (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 22.11.2019. (GPu)

Adrian Thompson (c) Gregor Monkiewicz

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Violin sonatas by Fauré and Ravel played by Savitri Grier and Yundu Wang is a perfect lunchtime concert

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ravel, Fauré: Savitri Grier (violin), Yundu Wang (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 11.10.2019. (GPu)

Savitri Grier (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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