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Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon) and Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Cinders on the couch: Freudian Cendrillon at Glyndebourne

By , 08 June 2019
****1
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Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
London

Silence in Court! John Wilson and the OAE return a “not guilty” verdict

By , 18 April 2019
***11
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Ehnes' Walton grips in stunning concert of English music at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 April 2019
****1
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Birmingham

Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

By , 06 April 2019
**111
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Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
London

With John Wilson, Gershwin's music is the winner at ENO's Porgy and Bess

By , 11 October 2018
****1
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On the Town © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 57: On the Town where score, orchestra and conductor are the stars

By , 25 August 2018
****1
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Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: Superlative playing from the John Wilson Orchestra in West Side Story

By , 11 August 2018
***11
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Kindred spirits: Holst and Vaughan Williams paired by John Wilson and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2017
****1
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Nathaniel Hackmann (Curly) and Scarlett Strallen (Laurey) © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 34: A sharp, crisp Oklahoma! at the Proms

By , 11 August 2017
****1
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John Wilson and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 14: John Wilson and BBC Scottish Symphony dazzling and searching in English greats

By , 25 July 2017
***11
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Amsterdam

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the Best of Bernstein

By , 07 July 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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Karah Son (Cio-Cio San) and Matteo Lippi (Pinkerton) © Clive Barda
Glyndebourne

Downtown Nagasaki comes to Glyndebourne in Annilese Miskimmon's Madama Butterfly

By , 14 October 2016
***11
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John Wilson conducts the John Wilson Orchestra © BBC|Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: John Wilson and his all-star orchestra perform Gershwin

By , 13 August 2016
****1
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sydney

Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams in Sydney

By , 24 June 2016
****1
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Alice Coote © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Quiet reflections and the swell of the sea: English classics from the CBSO

By , 05 May 2016
****1
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London

Sailing close to the wind: John Wilson and the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

By , 24 January 2016
****1
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Manchester

Jonathan Scott stars in the BBC Philharmonic's latest American Adventure

By , 16 January 2016
****1
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Scarlett Strallen © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: Bravura Bernstein with the John Wilson Orchestra

By , 05 September 2015
****1
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London

Prom 30 Smooth operation: the Frank Sinatra Prom

By , 07 August 2015
***11
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London

John Wilson builds on his passion for British music with the Philharmonia

By , 25 January 2015
****1
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Leeds

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain excels in Leeds

By , 03 January 2015
*****
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London

Kiss Me, Kate transports Prommers to the West End

By , 02 August 2014
****1
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London

A Fledermaus with intermittent fizz

By , 27 April 2014
***11
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Manchester

The John Wilson Orchestra and the Golden Age of Hollywood

By , 19 November 2013
*****
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London

Prom 59: The John Wilson Orchestra play Hollywood film music

By , 26 August 2013
****1
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Liverpool

The best of Gilbert and Sullivan with John Wilson and the RLPO

By , 06 July 2013
****1
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London

John Wilson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Vaughan Williams and York Bowen

By , 03 May 2013
****1
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London

Philharmonia, John Wilson, Leon McCawley: 20th-century English music at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 20 January 2013
****1
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Leeds

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are the sun to Holst's Planets

By , 05 January 2013
****1
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London

The Merry Widow at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 02 December 2012
**111
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Gateshead

Dancing Nights: Strictly Northern Sinfonia

By , 13 October 2012
****1
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London

Prom 59: The Broadway Sound with the John Wilson Orchestra

By , 27 August 2012
***11
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London

Prom 2: Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady

By , 14 July 2012
****1
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Dublin

The Russian Virtuoso: RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin

By , 29 March 2012
***11
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Leeds

Opera North's revival of Ruddigore is a visual treat

By , 30 September 2011
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