Welsh National Opera

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Andrew Greenwood obituary
Other lives: Musician and conductor for whom the composer’s intentions were paramount

Sara Greenwood

25, Feb, 2021 @1:03 PM

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The week in classical: Les vêpres siciliennes; Luisa Miller review – a passion for patriarchy
Verdi had something of a father fixation – as witnessed in new productions of two of his lesser-known works

Stephen Pritchard

15, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Les Vêpres Siciliennes review – theatricality and spectacle in Verdi's grand opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzi and Welsh National Opera’s chorus and orchestra give the ear much to savour, but the voices disappoint in David Pountney’s new production

Rian Evans

10, Feb, 2020 @10:57 AM

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Beethoven: the 1808 concert review – a remarkable evening, then, and now
Two conductors, two orchestras and two pianists recreated this historic four-hour four-premiere concert in a passionate and glorious evening of music

Rian Evans

20, Jan, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Harry Kupfer obituary
Opera producer who built a towering reputation in a career lasting six decades

Barry Millington

09, Jan, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Top 10 classical music events of 2019
A great conductor took his leave at the Proms, Britten’s music triumphed on and off stage, and Rattle continued to take the LSO to new heights

Andrew Clements, Erica Jeal, Rian Evans and Tim Ashley

18, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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Carmen review – WNO unleashes free spirit on Brazil's favelas
A frenetic mix of gunrunners, drug gangs and slum workers assail feisty mezzo Virginie Verrez in Jo Davies’s interpretation of Bizet with added feminist verismo

Rian Evans

22, Sep, 2019 @12:35 PM

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The week in classical: BBC Proms 13, 15 & 17; Cadogan Hall Prom 2; Nabucco; War and Peace – review
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra give a masterclass in firepower and finesse

Fiona Maddocks

03, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Brundibár; Boris Godunov; Carmen – review
Conducted by the son of a Terezín survivor, WNO Youth Opera gave their all in an overwhelming production of Hans Krása’s children’s opera

Fiona Maddocks

29, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Il Prigioniero/Fidelio review – inspired pairing probes depths of good and evil
The rising tension in Welsh National Opera’s double bill addressing the abuse of human rights across the world was deeply disquieting

Rian Evans

16, Jun, 2019 @2:34 PM

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Why is it such a struggle for new voices to be heard in the old world of English opera? | Erica Jeal
Many think of it as people singing loudly over a huge orchestra, but opera can be so much more, says Guardian music critic Erica Jeal

Erica Jeal

01, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Un Ballo in Maschera review – terrific gory fun with pirates, witchcraft and murder
A Swedish king rises from his coffin in David Pountney’s playfully vamped up staging of Verdi’s opera, supported by exceptional principal performances

Rian Evans

10, Feb, 2019 @5:31 PM

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