Kožená’s First Gypsy Girl: Carmen from Valladolid


G. Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, Escolanía de Segovia. Conductor: Lionel Bringuier. Auditorio Miguel Delibes de Valladolid. 23.06.2011 (JMI)

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Valencia’s Fidelio: Value Added With Jonas Kaufmann


L. van Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Palau de Les Arts de Valencia. 22.06.2011 (JMI)

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Cunningly Good: Janáček, “The Cunning Little Vixen” Performed in New York


Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert (Conductor), Doug Fitch (Director), Karole Armitage (Choreographer), New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt (Director), Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, Anthony Piccolo (Director), Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, 22.6.2011 (SSM) Read more

Aged Madame Butterfly Still Delights the Eye:Latvian Production of Puccini Classic


Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Latvian National Opera, Riga, 10.6.2011 (GF) Read more

The Fairy Queen Hits the Big Apple: Purcell’s Opera Performed in New York


The Fairy Queen: Big Apple Baroque and Dušan Týnek Dance and Theatre, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York, 14.6.2011 (SSM)

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Sellars, Upshaw and Crumb’s Berkeley Commentary on Afghanistan


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


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


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

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