Anvils and Gypsies Steal McVicar Trovatore Revival  

October 30, 2014

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Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus, Asher Fisch (conductor), Michael Black (chorus master), Civic Opera House, Chicago 27.10.2014 (DP) Read more

Well Balanced and Finely Paced Bohème from Cash-Strapped ENO

October 30, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), London Coliseum, London. 29.10.2014 (JPr)

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

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Something Funny, Talented and Thought-Provoking

October 30, 2014

Antonio Cagnoni: Don Bucefalo, Orchestra and Chorus Wexford Opera Festival, Sergio Alapont (conductor), Wexford Opera House, 26.10.2014 (JMI)

 

Don Bucefalo Wexford Festival Opera 2014 Photo Clive Barda

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Kitsch Romeo y Juliet In Buenos Aires

October 29, 2014

ArgentinaArgentina Gounod, Roméo et Juliette: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica, Conductor: Javier Logioia Orbe. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 21.10.2014. (JSJ)

Oriana Favaro (Juliette) and Santiago Ballerini (Roméo) in Buenos Aires Lírica’s new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo Liliana Morsia

Oriana Favaro (Juliette) and Santiago Ballerini (Roméo) in Buenos Aires Lírica’s new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo Liliana Morsia

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Four Off-the-Radar Chamber Operas

October 28, 2014

United StatesUnited States Hindemith, Weill, Krása and Ullmann: Soloists, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music / Cincinnati Chamber Music Ensemble, Cohen Family Studio Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio. 24/26.10.2014 (RDA) Read more

Rarely Heard Rossini Gets Superb Treatment from Soloists, WNO and Rizzi.

October 28, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachino Rossini, Mosé in Egitto:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 25.10. 2014. (RJF) Read more

A Witty, Colorful, Extravagant Partenope

October 28, 2014

United StatesUnited StatesHandel, Partenope: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera, Julian Wachner (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 24.10.2014 (HS)

Danielle de Niese (Partenope), Philippe Sly (Ormonte), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Armindo), David Daniels (Arsace) and Daniela Mack (Rosmira).

Danielle de Niese (Partenope), Philippe Sly (Ormonte), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Armindo), David Daniels (Arsace) and Daniela Mack (Rosmira).©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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An Undercast and Faded Production Does Little for Bizet’s Masterpiece.

October 27, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georges Bizet. Carmen: Welsh National Opera on Tour / James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 22.10.2014. (RJF)

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