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Joyce DiDonato - review

Barbican, London Drama Queens is the title of Joyce DiDonato's recent CD of Baroque arias , many of which she reprised in her Barbican concert with the Italian period-instrument band Il Complesso Barocco under violinist and director Dmitry Sinkov

La Traviata, Coliseum, London

Coliseum, London: An ongoing problem for the current ENO administration has been an ability to provide new productions of standard repertory pieces that are keepers - able to be revived year-in, year-out. Back in 2006, the company's most recent productio

Orfeo - review

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London Despite its name, Silent Opera 's performances are perfectly audible, though in this unconventional production of Monteverdi 's work parts of the score are pre-recorded and experienced by the audience through headphones; othe

Otello, Grand, Leeds

Grand, Leeds: The Verdi bicentenary gets off to a flying start with Opera North's new production of Italian opera's greatest setting of a Shakespearian tragedy, directed by Tim Albery. Richard Farnes - the company's music director, and one of the leading

Gerald Finley/Julius Drake - review

Wigmore Hall, London Gerald Finley 's Wigmore programme , with Julius Drake his consistently purposeful accompanist, was neatly divided between a wide-ranging Schubert selection and seven of Mahler 's Des Knaben Wunderhorn settings. Vocally, the