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John Graham-Hall (Gustav von Aschenbach), Andrew Shore (Traveller/Elderly Fop/Gondolier/Barber/ Hotel Manager Player/Dionysus), Tim Mead (Apollo), Sam Zaldivar (Tadzio), Laura Caldow (The Polish Mother), Mia Angelina Mather/Xhuliana Shehu (Her Two Daughters), Joyce Henderson (The Governess), Marcio...
It's not often one can say a production is improved by viewing on a small screen but, for me, this one was...Graham-Hall is a real stage-animal, convincing us utterly of his descent into obsession...Above... — More…
Eilene Hannan (Rusalka), Ann Howard (Jezibaba), John Treleaven (Prinz), Phyllis Cannan (Foreign Princess), Rodney Macann (Water Goblin), Edward Byles (Gamekeeper), Fiona Kimm (Kitchen-Boy), Christopher Booth-Jones (Hunter)
English National Opera, Mark Elder (conductor) & David Pountney...
John Graham-Hall (Peter Grimes), Susan Gritton (Ellen Orford), Christopher Purves (Balstrode), Felicity Palmer (Auntie), Ida Falk Winland (First Niece), Simona Mihai (Second Niece), Peter Hoare (Bob Boles), Daniel Okulitch (Swallow), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mrs. Sedley), Christopher Gillett (Rev. Horace...
Sarah Connolly (Lucretia), Christopher Maltman (Tarquinius), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Bianca), Mary Nelson (Lucia), Leigh Melrose (Junius), Clive Bayley (Collatinus), Orla Boylan (Female Chorus) & John Mark Ainsley (Male Chorus)
English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor) & David McVicar...
The main cast delivers a superlative response from start to finish, headed by baritone Christopher Maltman's bull-like Tarquinius and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly's harrowingly intense Lucretia...Top-flight... — More…
Jean Rigby (Lucretia), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Male Chorus), Kathryn Harries (Female Chorus), Russell Smythe (Tarquinius), Richard van Allan (Collatinus), Alan Opie (Junius), Anne-Marie Owens (Bianca), Cathryn Pope (Lucia)
English National Opera Orchestra, Lionel Friend, stage direction by Graham...
Strong performances from cast members - notably Rigby's Lucretia and Opie's Junius - grace an impressive realisation of Vick's 1987 ENO production. — More…
Ann Murray (Ariodante), Joan Rodgers (Ginevra), Lesley Garrett (Dalinda), Gwynne Howell (The King of Scotland), Christopher Robson (Polinesso), Paul Nilon (Lurcanio), Mark Le Brocq (Odoardo)
English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & David Alden (stage director)
a moving, visually striking show, musically impressive. — More…
Yvonne Kenny (Titania), Thomas Randle (Oberon), Simon Rice (Puck) & Richard Van Allan (King Theseus)
Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Nicholas Kok (conductor) & David Pountney (director)
Pountney's 1995 ENO production cuts the spoken text of Purcell's semi-opera and plays the rest for laughs — More…
Alfie Boe (Rodolfo), Melody Moore (Mimí), Hanan Alattar (Musetta), Roland Wood (Marcello), Pauls Putninš (Colline) & David Stout (Schaunard)
English National Opera, Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Best is Alfie Boe, an already experienced Rodolfo for Luhrmann and Glyndebourne - lyrical, true-toned despite some nasal moments, and amiably youthful...The most warmth in this whole affair comes... — More…
Sarah Walker (Elizabeth I), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Essex), Jean Rigby (Lady Essex), Richard van Allan (Raleigh), Elizabeth Vaughan (Lady Rich), Alan Opie (Cecil), Neil Howlett (Mountjoy), Malcolm Donnelly (Henry Cuffe)
English National Opera, Mark Elder, Colin Graham