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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Jennifer France

Hanna Hipp (Fantasio) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Clown court: Offenbach's Fantasio at Garsington

By , 14 June 2019
***11
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Bacchic ebullience in Beethoven from Thomas Adès at the Barbican

By , 26 May 2019
****1
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Jennifer France (Ice) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Anthropocene: a timely chiller from Scottish Opera

By , 26 January 2019
***11
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Jennifer France © Nick James
Birmingham

Jennifer France and the CBSO faultless in New Year's Concert at Symphony Hall

By , 06 January 2019
***11
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Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
London

Ariadne aus Glasgow: Strauss’ opera gets a few twists at Opera Holland Park

By , 17 July 2018
****1
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 10 May 2018
****1
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Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

By , 24 March 2018
****1
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Jennifer France (The Controller) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Dove’s Flight: Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2018
****1
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David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

“Or not to be”: dislocated Shakespeare as Brett Dean’s Hamlet is revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

By , 21 October 2017
***11
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Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
***11
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Jennifer France (Countess Adèle) and Nico Darmanin (Count Ory) © Dorset Opera
Blandford Forum

Threesome? Sheep? Le Comte Ory at Dorset Opera

By , 25 July 2017
****1
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Jennifer France (Susanna) © Mark Douet
High Wycombe

Le nozze di Figaro at Garsington

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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David Parry © Rayfield Allied
Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Jakub Józef Orliński © Anita Wasik
Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

By , 26 February 2017
***11
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Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Marco Borggreve | Nederlandse Reisopera
Amsterdam

Ariadne’s centennial: a feast at Nederlandse Reisopera

By , 06 October 2016
****1
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Gloucester

Mahler 8: Three Choirs Festival goes out in a flawed blaze of glory

By , 30 July 2016
***11
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Ben Johnson (Eisenstein), Robert Burt (Dr Blind) and Susanna Hurrell (Rosalinde) © Robert Workman
London

Gags, rhymes and melodies: Opera Holland Park's Die Fledermaus

By , 19 July 2016
****1
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
London

Mixed verdict: Jommelli's Vologeso thrown to the lions

By , 28 April 2016
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Birdsong from the trenches: powerful performances from the Hallé

By , 07 April 2016
*****
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A very finely sung Ariodante from Scottish Opera

By , 20 February 2016
****1
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London

Taking wing: Dove’s Flight a soaring success for Opera Holland Park

By , 10 June 2015
*****
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Leeds

Comedy and tragedy: Opera North's Gianni Schicchi and La Vida Breve serve up a fine double bill

By , 18 February 2015
****1
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Leeds

Opera North's sunny and life-affirming Bartered Bride

By , 29 October 2014
****1
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High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's Fidelio proves entertaining but emotionally flat

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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Huddersfield

Israel in Egypt with the Huddersfield Choral Society

By , 01 November 2013
***11
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Leeds

Opera North's triumphant Peter Grimes returns to Leeds

By , 14 September 2013
*****
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London

A very Gallic bel canto: Béatrice et Bénédict at Royal Academy Opera

By , 23 November 2011
****1
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel) und Stéphane Degout (King) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Amsterdam

Lessons in Love and Violence: George Benjamins neue Oper über Angst und Entsetzen im politischen Alltag

By , 25 June 2018
****1
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Caitlin Hulcup (Ariodante) - Scottish Opera © James Glossop
Glasgow

Sombre Ariodante au Scottish Opera

By , 16 February 2016
***11
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