Archive for January, 2020

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly performed by Ellen Kent Opera at New Theatre Oxford

We must mention the admirable performance of little Jessica Man as Madame Butterfly’s child, not a singing rôle, but nevertheless crucial in its way. It is the final cruelty of being deprived of her child that completes Butterfly’s tragedy.

by January 26, 2020 0 comments Going Out, Julia Gasper, Opera, Oxford, Review, Theatre
La boheme

La Bohème: Ellen Kent Opera at New Theatre Oxford.

The production takes hints from Renoir and Chagall, and never lets us forget we are in Paris, which is quite right really. If Paris had a DNA then La Bohème would be part of it. The orchestra and conductor (Valeriu Cucharschi) do full justice to Puccini’s inspired score. You can see this production in many other venues such as Woverhampton, Birmingham, Reading, Brighton, Hastings etc as the tour continues during February, March and April.

by January 25, 2020 0 comments Julia Gasper, Opera, Oxford, Review, Theatre
La Boheme production at Oxford's New Theatre image provide by Ellen Kent International

La Boheme at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Nicholas Newman La Boheme is one of Puccini’s best operas, which is worth seeing again and again. It is brilliantly written and narrated and constructed in both its story and music. This […]

by January 25, 2020 0 comments Europe, Events, Going Out, Opera, Oxford