Impresario & Diva: Rare Mozart and Haydn in Bilbao

12/02/2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Der Schaupieldirektor & Franz Josef Haydn, La Canterina: Soloists, Bizkaia Symphony Orchestra, Pablo Mielgo (Conductor), Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao, 3.2.2012 (JMI) Read more

A Body of Art: Munich’s Rheingold

10/02/2012

R. Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Kent Nagano (conductor), Bavarian State Orchestra, National Theater, Munich, 9.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

Compelling Verismo Double Bill in Copenhagen

31/01/2012

Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Stefano Ranzani (conductor), Royal Danish Orchestra and Opera Chorus, The Royal Danish Boys’ Choir, and Gentofte and Jægersporg Church Girl’s Choir, Operaen, Copenhagen, 22.01.2012 (NS) Read more

Julius Caesar in Helsinki – Superb Singing, Controversial Concept

25/01/2012

 Handel, Julius CaesarHelsinki Baroque Orchestra in cooperation with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, soloists, Howard Arman (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. 20.1.2012 (GF)

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Seattle Opera’s Attila is a Mixed Success

19/01/2012

 Verdi, Attila: Seattle Opera, Soloists, Carlo Montanaro (conductor). McCaw Hall, Seattle, 14.1.2012 (BJ) Read more

Kitchen Sink Realism for Merikanto’s Juha

11/01/2012

 Aarre Merikanto: Juha Finnish National Opera, Kurt Kopecky (conductor), Helsinki. 21.12.2011 (GF) Read more

Barcelona Rarity: Damrau and Flórez can’t Salvage Linda di Chamounix

03/01/2012

Gaetano Donizetti, Linda di Chamounix: Soloists, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu, Marco Armiliato (conductor), Barcelona’s Liceu, 27 & 28.12. 2011 (JMI) Read more

Metropolitan Opera Presents World Premiere Baroque Pastiche: “The Enchanted Island”

01/01/2012

 The Enchanted Island , Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, William Christie (Conductor), New York, (31.12.2011 – 30.1.2012) (SSM) Read more

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