Superb Traviata—with Skeletons

28/12/2013

 Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Massimo Zanetti, (conductor),  Civic Opera House, Chicago. 20.12.2013 (JLZ)

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Christmas Music: Sparkling One Day, Less So the Next

28/12/2013

 Handel, Messiah: Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Magdalena Wór (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Stenson (tenor), Kevin Burdette (bass), Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, Gary Thor Wedow (conductor and harpsichord), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 22.12.2013

A Festival of Lessons and Carols: Northwest Boychoir, Vocalpoint! Seattle, members of the Northwest Sinfonia, Joseph Crnko (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 23.12.2013 (BJ) Read more

Mass in B Minor Wraps Up “Bach Unwrapped”

26/12/2013

 Bach: Malin Christensson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), William Towers (counter-tenor), Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (director of music: Graham Ross), Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor). Hall One, Kings Place, London, 21.12.2013 (MB) Read more

Distinguished Wagner – and Much Else – from Edward Gardner

24/12/2013

  Wagner, Webern, Berg, Strauss: Christine Brewer (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 20.10.2013. (JPr) Read more

Covent Garden’s Carmen Has Spectacle but Little High Drama

23/12/2013

 Bizet, Carmen: Soloists and Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren /(conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 21.12.2013 (JPr)

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The Nutcracker Set in the Warm Glow of a Los Angeles Winter

22/12/2013

 Christensen and Neary, The Nutcracker: Los Angeles Ballet, Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 21.12.2013-22.12.2013 (JRo)

 

Snowflakes Ensemble in “The Nutcracker“. Photo: Reed Hutchinson

Snowflakes Ensemble in “The Nutcracker“. Photo: Reed Hutchinson

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Technical Hitches Mar Parsifal Transmission.

22/12/2013

Andrew Davis Leads Compelling Parsifal

21/12/2013

 Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 21.11.2013 (JLZ) Read more

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