Opera and Classical Reviews
Eboracum Baroque

Fairest Isle: Music from 17th and 18th Century England – Eboracum Baroque @ King’s Ely Recital Hall, Ely

by Melanie Eskenazi

Melanie Eskenazi virtually attends a Baroque musical outing that lifts her spirits in lockdown.



Preview: Grange Park Opera’s Ivan the Terrible in Partnership with The Romanoff Found...

by Sam Smith

As the pandemic continues, opera companies continue to innovate to keep music alive. Sam Smith tells us about a collaboration that strives to do just...

Sunday Service Choir / Kanye West – Emmanuel

by Barry Creasy

A blended and well-controlled tone from Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 25:
Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’

by Sam Smith

Christmas is here! Raise a glass, pull a cracker and enjoy. Lord knows, we need a day of fun. Thank you all for following this...

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 24:
Adam’s ‘O Holy Nigh...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas Eve is a magical time. Here are two performances to enjoy whilst waiting for Santa to arrive. Hang on, I think I hear someone...

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 23:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Christmas Eve’

by Sam Smith

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! The countdown continues as we open door 23

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 22:
Puccini’s ‘La bohème’

by Sam Smith

Today, we celebrate the birthday of a composer who gave us a classic opera. Try and keep your eyes dry and your hands warm

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 21:
Brooks’ ‘Grandma Go...

by Barry Creasy

A bit of whimsy gets us closer to Christmas. Door 21: Open Sesame

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 20:
Anderson’s ‘Sleigh ...

by Barry Creasy

Another sleigh ride on day 20 of our Advent Calendar. All we need now is snow

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 19:
Leontovych’s ‘Carol...

by Barry Creasy

Let’s have two treats today. First, you can’t have a musical Christmas without carols. Door 19 of our Classical Advent Calendar reveals one for us

All Creation Waits: The Marian Consort @ Kings Place, London

by Benjamin Poore

Alas, attended live performance in London is ending for a while. Benjamin Poore sneaks in under the wire

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 18:
Hely-Hutchinson’s ‘...

by Barry Creasy

One week to the big day! Here’s a rousing symphony to get us in the mood

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 17:
Finnish National Opera and Ball...

by Sam Smith

We all hope to be free of the pandemic in the New Year. In the meantime, we can enjoy a modern day twist on some...

The Cosmos: BBC SO / Stasevska / Cox @ Barbican Hall, London

by Barry Creasy

Barry Creasy joins in the exploration of eternal questions through music, philosophy and science

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 16:
Bach’s ‘Christmas O...

by Keith McDonnell

Another Christmas classic today. Bach pokes his head out of our Advent Calendar door on day 16

Fidelio @ Opera North at Leeds Town Hall, Leeds

by Melanie Eskenazi

Melanie Eskenazi is uplifted by this wonderful concert staging in the most trying of times

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 15:
‘Gaudete’ (Shreds)

by Barry Creasy

Time for a bit of merrymaking as we get closer to Christmas. Enjoy day 15 of our Advent Calendar series

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 14:
Prokofiev’s ‘Troika...

by Benjamin Poore

We take a sleigh ride on day 14 of our Classical Advent Calendar. Join us!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 13:
Handel’s ‘The Trump...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Handel’s Messiah. We find it here, today, in our Advent Calendar

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 12:
Waldteufel’s ‘Les P...

by Barry Creasy

Day 12 of our Countdown to Christmas continues with a classic waltz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 11:
Berlioz’ ‘The Sheph...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Only a fortnight to the big day. Today, our Advent Calendar door opens to Berlioz