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Performer: Henry Grant Kerswell


LondonDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Benjamin Woodward; Paul Higgins; Fulham Opera; Catharine Woodward; Philippa Boyle; Edward Mout; Jonathan Finney
Neue Kritikenmehr...

Bolcom's Dinner at Eight served up at Wexford

Craig Irvin (Dan Packard) and Susannah Billar (Kitty Packard) © Clive Barda
Dinner at Eight, William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell's 2017 opera, had its European première at Wexford Festival Opera on Saturday under conductor David Agler. The opera is based on the 1932 play by George S Kaufman and Edna Ferber, in turn adapted into a movie by George Cukor (1933).

An engrossing La traviata at Opera Holland Park

Lauren Fagan (Violetta) © Robert Workman
Opera Holland Park starts its 2018 season with a bang (and a cough), offering a splendid new production of La traviata. Lauren Fagan is a sensational Violetta, but the production is a real company effort and achievement.

A swallow among the peacocks

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Magda) and Matteo Lippi (Ruggero) © Robert Workman
A tight production from Martin Lloyd-Evans together with a strong cast and loving treatment from conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren made a strong case for more regular performances of this neglected gem.

Ivory Gothic madness: a visceral Guglielmo Ratcliff

Angelo Villari (Guglielmo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Maria) © Clive Barda
Opportunities to see Mascagni's Guglielmo Ratcliff come few and far between, mainly because the title role is an absolute killer for any tenor mad enough to attempt it. Step forward, Angelo Villari...

All of life is there: Il trittico opens OHP season

Stephen Gadd (Michele) © Robert Workman
Opera Holland Park give us a broad span of human joys and tragedies in an excellently staged and acted rendering of Puccini's Il trittico.