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Articles by John Johnston

John Johnston
John Johnston
Julien Van Mellaerts (The Travelling Companion) and David Horton (John) © Robert Knights

“God save us all from goblins”: a rare outing for Stanford's Travelling Companion

By , 02 December 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 16 November 2018
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Timothy Edlin (Caliban) and Frances Gregory (Sycorax) © Robert Workman

The Enchanted Island a rich and strange Baroque confection from British Youth Opera

By , 06 September 2018
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Olena Tokar (Juliette) and David Junghoon Kim (Roméo) © Robert Workman

Romantic love blooms in the lost garden of West Horsley

By , 28 June 2018
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Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) and Jonathan Stoughton (Erik) © Matthew Williams-Ellis

Der fliegende Holländer: an exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

By , 14 June 2018
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Sarah Tynan (Despina) and Peter Coleman-Wright (Don Alfonso) © Robert Workman

A classically elegant Così fan tutte for a balmy summer evening at Holland Park

By , 01 June 2018
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Stephanie Houtzeel (Xerses), Nina Bernsteiner (Romila) and Nora Friedrichs (Atalanta) © Jaro Suffner

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 18 February 2018
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Camilla Nylund (The Countess) © Monika Rittershaus

Words or music? Collaboration or resistance? A new Capriccio in Frankfurt

By , 25 January 2018
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Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer

Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

By , 23 January 2018
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Emily Magee and Catherine Foster among the cast for Euryanthe in Dresden © Björn Kadenbach

Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe in Dresden after 44 years

By , 21 January 2018
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kyt

Affirmative end to Sakari Oramo's BBCSO Sibelius cycle

By , 07 January 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 17 December 2017
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Marius Stravinsky © ICA

Baroque intimacy and imperial splendour in the LPO's traversal of the four seasons

By , 25 November 2017
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Michelle Alexander (Magda Sorel) © Clive Barda

Menotti's fiercely topical The Consul delivers an emotional protest at Guildhall School

By , 31 October 2017
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Das Wunder der Heliane © Annemie Augustijns

Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane returns to Flanders

By , 02 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price

The End of Time and a UK première from the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 28 September 2017
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Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker

PCM6: A voyage of discovery in Christiane Karg's Prom debut

By , 21 August 2017
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 09 August 2017
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kytöharju

Myth, polkas and folksong to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence

By , 02 August 2017
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José Cura (Otello) © Lorraine Wauters | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura as Otello in Liège

By , 30 June 2017
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