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Reviews, Stage Reviews

Opera Holland Park Festival 2024 Review: Tosca


(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 {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Scottish Opera 2023-24 Review: Marx in London


(Photo: James Glossop) Any forward-looking opera company surely must play its part in keeping the artform alive. While there must be a place for the staple repertoire, an over-reliance on the likes of Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart not only contains an element of the parasitic but also displays a mentality of unadventurous programming that will ultimately sap the energy from {…}


Sasha Cooke Headlines San Francisco Opera’s ‘Orlando’


The San Francisco Opera is set to present Handel’s “Orlando” in a production by director Harry Fehr. The production is set to update the setting of the work to World War II London during the Blitz. English conductor Christopher Moulds makes his Company debut with Sasha Cooke in the title role of Orlando. She will be joined by Heidi Stober, Aryeh Nussbaum {…}


Opera Holland Park Releases the Casts for their 2017 Season!


Investec Opera Holland Park introduced its cast lists for their 2017 season. The season features many of its Opera Holland Park (OHP) performers, house premiers from known singers, and new talent incorporating numerous young British performers that have been part of OHP’s Young Artists Scheme. The company’s opening production, Puccini’s “La rondine,” will celebrate its centenary in 2017, showcasing Elizabeth {…}