Berlioz, Damnation!

05/03/2012

Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic Chorus, Tölz Boys’ Choir, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, 29.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

Raising a Glass to Opera Making Inroads into Mumbai

29/02/2012

Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra of India, Members of the Kazakh State Philharmonic Capella, The Paranjoti Academy Chorus, Living Voices, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, Antonello Allemandi (conductor), National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 18.2.2012 (RoW) Read more

Ernani’s Convoluted Plot Taken at a Gallop Amid Gothic Gloom

27/02/2012

Verdi, Ernani: Met Live in HD staged by Peter McClintock and directed for television by Barbara Willis Sweete with Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor), broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 25.2.12. (JPr)

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Santuzza in Stilettos, Canio on TV

26/02/2012

Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Symphony Orchestra of India, Members of the Kazakh State Philharmonic Capella, The Paranjoti Academy Chorus, Living Voices, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, Antonello Allemandi, Zane Dalal (conductors), Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 18 & 21.2.2012 (JSM) Read more

Taking Off Without a Butterfly

24/02/2012

 Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro dell’ Opera, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor ), Rome, 23.2.2012 (JB) Read more

Placido Boccanegra in LA

24/02/2012

G. Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, LA Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 15.2.2012 (RRR) Read more

Fabio Biondi’s Most Un-Usual Norma

24/02/2012

Vincenzo Bellini, Norma: Europa Galante, Valencia’s Coral Catedralicia, Fabio Biondi (conductor), Auditorio El Baluarte, Pamplona, 19.2.2012 (JMI) Read more

Modernist Mefistofele by Boito Outclasses Mozart’s Figaro in Budapest

22/02/2012

  Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele,  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Budapest Opera /János Kovács (conductor), Budapest Opera House, 2.2.2012 (SF) Read more

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