Much to Admire, Musically and Visually, in David Pountney’s WNO Un ballo in maschera Premiere

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 9.2.2019. (GPu)

(l to r) Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo), Roland Wood (Renato),
& Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia) (c) Bill Cooper

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Unavoidable Necessity of Orchestral Reduction Hampers MWO’s Lively L’heure espagnole

United KingdomUnited Kingdom A Spanish Hour – Ravel’s L’heure espagnole: Mid Wales Opera. Instrumental ensemble and soloists / Jonathan Lyness (music director). Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 15.11.2018. (GPu)

MWO’s L’heure espagnole © Matthew Williams Ellis

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Jason Moran Makes a Potent Case for the Importance of James Reese Europe

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Harlem Hellfighters: James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin: Jason Moran (piano, arranger, composer, leader), Tarus Mateen (electric bass), Nasheet Waits (drums), Ife Ogunjobi (trumpet) Joe Bristow (trombone) Hannah Mubya (bass trombone, tuba) Kaldi Akinibbi, Mebrakh Johnson, Alam Nathoo (reeds), Andy Grappy (tuba). Bradford Young (cinematographer), Film Editor (Stefani Saintonge), Still Photography (Jati Lindsay). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 21.10.2018. (GPu)

Jason Moran

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