“Amazing production of Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, a work of art in itself… Magnificent as the set is, this will also be a Don Giovanni to listen to for the orchestra. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are so good that they can generate almost demonic energy from the lighter timbres of period instruments. Vladimir Jurowski has rarely sounded more inspired”. Opera Today
"…Royal's voice is pure and strong, with a silvery sheen, and she brings a wide expressive range to these selections. The quality of the repertoire and the warmth and depth of Royal's interpretations make this an album that should be of interest to any fan of modern opera. Edward Gardner leads the Orchestra of English National Opera and Crouch End Festival Chorus in intensely passionate performances that emphasize the Romantic lyricism of the music. The sound is warm and clean, with an excellent sense of presence." ~AMG
'A Lesson in Love', is presented in four chapters: Waiting, Meeting, Wedding and Betrayal. It follows a young girl’s relationship from her first kiss and the thrill of blossoming love to the joy of love fulfilled. There is disappointment and anger when the relationship breaks up, leading to eventual acceptance, and even a glimpse of optimism about the possibility of future love. Royal brings a youthful approach along with an "unutterably beautiful timbre" to repertoire that includes William Bolcom’s cabaret-inspired Waitin, Schumann’s Jemand, Debussy's Apparition, Frank Bridge's Love went a riding, Richard Strauss's Hochzeitlich Lied, Britten's O waly Waly and Copland's Heart we will forget him.
BBC coverage of the wedding of Prince William Windsor and Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011. Includes Catherine’s breathtaking arrival at Westminster Abbey, the full ceremony, the carriage procession and the traditional balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. "William & Kate - A Royal Engagement" - An exclusive 50-minute extended version of the insightful documentary of their magical love story.
With the excitement surrounding the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child building, US Channel REELZ is to broadcast a new documentary called William, Kate & George: A New Royal Family next week. The hour-long documentary will look at the worldwide popularity of Prince William, Kate and Prince George and how this young family has captured the public’s attention.
BBC One celebrates the love story of William and Kate in this special documentary that uncovers how they met, fell in love and how they got to where they are now: moments away from the biggest royal occasion for a generation - their wedding Kate and William: A Royal Love Story will have glamour, the paps, the palaces and parades but at its heart it will be an entertaining, warm and insightful look at the nation's favourite couple. The perfect appetiser for the week of the wedding and a unique perspective on this key moment in British history.