Sellars, Upshaw and Crumb’s Berkeley Commentary on Afghanistan

22/06/2011

Crumb, traditional Afghan music: Dawn Upshaw (soprano), red fish bue fish (percussion ensemble), Stephen Schick (percussion), Gil Kalish (piano), The Sakhi Ensemble, presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, Calif. 16.6.2011 (HS) Read more

Back to the Eighties: Reconstructing Lully’s Atys Again

21/06/2011

J-B. Lully, Atys: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. 19.6.2011 (JMI)

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Haphazard Götterdämmerung fails to light up Paris

21/06/2011

Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris, Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 18.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Outstanding Performances of Contemporary Works at the Cité de la Musique

21/06/2011

Fedele, Staud, and Mantovani: Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Robin Meier (IRCAM sound realisation), Franck Berthoux (IRCAM sound engineer), Ensemble Intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Salle des concerts, Cité de la musique, Paris, 17.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Conductor and Orchestra save the day in Palais Garnier’s Così fan tutte

20/06/2011

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris/ Philippe Jordan (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 16.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Kovacevich Plays a Mesmerizing Beethoven 4th piano concerto in Istanbul

18/06/2011

Beethoven, Usmanbas, Corigliano, Liszt, Liszt/Adams: Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Akbank Chamber Orchestra, Cem Mansur (conductor), Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul, 16. 6.2011 (AM) Read more

A dark and wet “Tryptich” in Buenos Aires

18/06/2011

Puccini, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Richard Buckley, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 11.6.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Tristan and Isolde – Divided Like Buda and Pest

14/06/2011

‘Wagner in Budapest ‘ Opera Festival 2011 (2) – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Orchestra and Choir of the Hungarian State Opera. Conductor: Ádám Fischer. Béla Bartók Concert Hall, Palace of Arts, Budapest, 10.6.2011 (JPr) Read more

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