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Reviews, Stage Reviews

Opera Holland Park Festival 2024 Review: Tosca

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(Photo credit: Ali Wright) Whatever your views on Puccini, “Tosca” always draws a crowd. In a UK opera landscape mired by cuts and ever-tightening budgets, it is reassuring to see an opera festival that continues to stand on its own two feet, irrespective of Arts Council funding (or perhaps more accurately lack thereof). A full house then, as it was {…}

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra Announces 2024-25 Season

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here are the vocal performances. Thomas Søndergård conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Julie Roset and Linda Watson. Performance Dates: Oct. 4 & 5, 2024 Derrick Morgan conducts “The Haunted Concert” with Owen Gunnell and the RSNO Children’s Chorus. Performance Dates: Oct. 26 & 27, 2024 Dunedin Consort, Hebrides Ensemble, {…}

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Elisa Verzier, Fabio Capitanucci, Christian Federici, Nina Demenkova Headline Glyndebourne’s Autumn 2024 Season

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Glyndebourne has unveiled its Autumn season. “La Traviata” will star Elisa Verzier as Violetta. Joining her are Matteo Desole and Sehoon Moon as Alfredo, and Christian Federici as Giorgio Germont. Adam Hickox conducts a revival of a production by Tom Cairnes. Performance Dates: Oct. 10 – Nov. 2, 2024 Olivia Clarke conducts Mariame Clément’s production of “Il Turco in Italia.” Ian {…}

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Opera Holland Park Announces 2023 Season

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Opera Holland Park has announced its 2023 season. The company will open its season on May 30 with new productions of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starring Stephen Gadd, Alison Langer, David Junghoon Kim, Simon Wilding, and Hannah Pedley. Lee Reynolds conducts the production by Cecilia Stinton. Performance Dates: May 30-June 24, 2023 Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” sung in German will feature 2023 {…}

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Jonas Kaufmann, Malin Byström, Lise Davidsen, Ailyn Pérez, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Royal Opera House’s 2022-23 Season

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The Royal Opera House has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature 20 new productions, nine world premieres, and three UK premieres. Our focus will be solely on the operatic productions the company will be showcasing. The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in a production by Kasper Holten. Constantin Trinks conducts a cast starring Luca Micheletti, Christopher Maltman, Maria {…}

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Venera Gimadieva, Lise Davidsen, Barbara Hannigan & Franco Fagioli Highlight Concertgebouw Amsterdam’s 2022-23 Season

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The Concertgebouw Amsterdam has announced its 2022-23 season. Here are the operatic, vocal, and choral highlights of the season. Michele Mariotti conducts the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest in Bellini’s “Norma” with Venera Gimadieva, Salome Jicia, Piero Pretti, and Riccardo Fassi. Performance Date: Sept. 10, 2022 Le Concert de la Loge will be led by Julien Chauvin and will feature soloists Emöke {…}

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English National Opera 2021 Review: Satyagraha

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(Photo: ©Tristram Kenton) English National Opera haven’t had a live audience in their home at the London Coliseum since March 2020. But they’ve hardly been idle: their costume department made hospital scrubs, they devised a singing program for those suffering with “long COVID,” and performed “Tosca” and “La bohème” in striking outdoor settings. Their 2021-22 season opened last week with {…}