Popular Unpopularity: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Madrid

30/12/2011

Jules Massenet, Don Quichotte: Soloists, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Intermezzo Choir, Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 19.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

John Lubbock’ Delightful ‘Messiah’ Banishes the December Blues

23/12/2011

Handel: Messiah: Hannah Davey (soprano), Roderick Morris (counter-tenor), John Pierce (tenor), David Pike (baritone), OSJ Voices (chorus master: Jeremy Jackman), Orchestra of St John’s, John Lubbock (conductor). Hall One, Kings Place, London, 22.12. 2011 (MB) Read more

Glory and Power: Fabio Biondi’s Messiah At Santa Cecilia

23/12/2011

 Handel, MessiahOrchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia, Fabio Biondi (conductor) Ciro Visco (chorus master), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Romina Basso (contralto), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Vito Priante (bass), Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome, 20.12.2011 (JB)

Fabio Biond Leads the Orchestra Of Santa Cecilia in the Messiah ©Musacchio Ianniello

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Triply Disappointing, Manifold Delighting: Ariadne auf Valencia

22/12/2011

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Valencia Community Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 16.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Gergiev in Spain: Romeo et Juliette at Teatro Real

22/12/2011

Hector Berlioz, Romeo et Juliette: Valencia Community Orchestra, Valencia Regional Government Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 11.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

From Verismo to Strauss by Way of Wuthering Heights: Renée Fleming in Valladolid

22/12/2011

Renée Fleming in Concert: Renée Fleming, Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor), Symphony Orchestra Castilla y León, Auditorio Miguel Delibes de Valladolid, 18.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

The Long Road to Carnegie Hall: Pianist Christian Zacharias’ Debut Recital

21/12/2011

Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert: Christian Zacharias, (piano), Carnegie Hall, New York,13.12.2011 (SSM) Read more

Elder Replaces Nelsons and Serves British Fare At Zurich Tonhalle

21/12/2011

Butterworth, Elgar and Richard Strauss Tonhalle Orchestra, Thomas Grossenbacher (cello), Michel Rouilly (viola), Sir Mark Elder, (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 18.12.2011 (JR) Read more

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