A selection of M&V 'Jonathan Best' articles
CD Spotlight. Striking Effect - Stephen Sondhein's 'Sweeney Todd', heard by Howard Smith. 'A "killer diller" on all counts.'
Ensemble. Less is More - Handel's 'Jephtha' at Buxton, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Deftly Trimmed - Handel's 'Giulio Cesare', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Emotional Awakening - More from the Buxton Festival, with Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Quirky Opera - Mike Wheeler experiences Janácek's 'The excursions of Mr Broucek'
Ensemble. A Slow-burn Approach - 'The Lighthouse' by Peter Maxwell Davies, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Pace and Wit - Albert Lortzing's 'Der Wildschütz', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Stylish and memorable - 'Maria Stuarda' at Grange Park Opera, reviewed by Robert Hugill