Excellent Performances from Valentine and Cresswell in The Bartered Bride

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Smetana, The Bartered Bride (comic opera in three acts): Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North/James Holmes (conductor), Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford, 19.11.2014 (MC)

 

Sung in English – English translation by Leonard Hancock and David Pountney with dialogue by Daniel Slater

Opera North, The Bartered Bride, Kate Valentine (Mařenka) & Brenden Gunnell (Jeník) photo © Robert Workman (2)
Opera North, The Bartered Bride, Kate Valentine (Mařenka) & Brenden Gunnell (Jeník) photo © Robert Workman (2)

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Communist Setting Adds Little to an Average Performance of Smetana’s Masterpiece.

Opera North, The Bartered Bride, Kate Valentine (Mařenka) & Brenden Gunnell (Jeník) photo © Robert Workman (2)
Opera North, The Bartered Bride, Kate Valentine (Mařenka) & Brenden Gunnell (Jeník) photo © Robert Workman (2)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bedrich Smetana. The Bartered Bride (sung in English with surtitles): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North/Anthony Kraus. (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 18.11.2014.

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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