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Torroba: Luisa Fernanda (Teatro Real)

Torroba: Luisa Fernanda (Teatro Real)

Plácido Domingo (Vidal Hernando); Nancy Herrera (Luisa Fernanda); José Bros (Javier Moreno); Mariola Cantarero (Duchess Carolina);

"The production at the Teatro Real in Madrid was a top-of-the-range version...Vidal is a peach of a role for Domingo:his voice easily commands its baritone range and he dominates the action, convincingly heroic in voice and figure and still able to project a greying virility in the style of Sean Connery. Nancy Herrara as Luisa and Jose Bros as Javier gave fine support." (The Independent)

Turnage: Anna Nicole (The Royal Opera)

Turnage: Anna Nicole (The Royal Opera)

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole); Gerald Finley (The Lawyer Stern); Alan Oke (Old Man Marshall); Susan Bickley (Virgie);

".It's a tremendous show...shocking it isn't; stunning it is!" (The Independent)

Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon (Danish National Ballet/The Royal Ballet)

Two Ballet Favourites by Christopher Wheeldon (Danish National Ballet/The Royal Ballet)

Lauren Cuthbertson (Alice (Alice)); Sergei Polunin (Jack/The Knave of Hearts (Alice)); Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit (Alice)); Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother/The Queen of Hearts (Alice)); Steven MacRae (Mad Hatter (Alice)); Anna Tsygankova (Cinderella (Cinderella)); Matthew Golding (Prince Guillaume (Cinderella)); Larissa Lezhnina (Stepmother Hortensia (Cinderella)); Megan Zimny Gray (Stepsister Edwina (Cinderella)); Nadia Yanowsky (Stepsister Clementine (Cinderella));

"What a treat this is - such an imaginative treatment of a favourite story. There are extraordinary, eccentric sets and special effects; colourful, larger-than-life, argumentative characters and extraordinary costumes. Lauren Cuthbertson, as Alice, is excellent, her every movement suggesting the actions and emotions of this curious, spirited pre-adolescent... Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography is very imaginative and fitting for every character." (Musicweb International (Alice))

Verdi: Aida (Arena di Verona) - Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray

Verdi: Aida (Arena di Verona) - Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray

Hui He (Aida); Marco Berti (Radames); Andrea Ulbrich (Amneris ); Ambrogio Maestri (Amonasro ); Roberto Tagliavini (The King); Antonella Trevisan (High Priestess); Antonello Ceron (A messenger); Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet of the Arena di Verona (Choir and Orchestra); Daniel Oren (Conductor); Gianfranco De Bosio (Director);

"It's straightforward, recalling Edwardian toy theatre...And the spectacle isn't overdone...Ulbrich is a fiery Amneris. But it's the Ethiopians who carry the day, with Maestri's thundering Amonasro and, above all, Chinese soprano Hui He's Aida, vocally strong and passionate and commanding a decent mezza voce" (BBC Music Magazine)

Verdi: Don Carlo (Teatro Regio, Torino)

Verdi: Don Carlo (Teatro Regio, Torino)

Ramón Vargas (Don Carlo ); Svetlana Kasyan (Elizabeth); Ildar Abdrazakov (Filippo II ); Ludovic Tézier (Rodrigo); Daniela Barcellona (Princess Eboli); Marco Spotti (Grand Inquisitor);

"Without doubt, the Argentinian director’s [Hugo de Ana] production is one of the best around…" (Liricamente)