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

Outstanding Performances of Contemporary Works at the Cité de la Musique


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


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


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


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


‘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

Valencia’s Fidelio Five Years Later: More Mature, More Memorable


L. van Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana. Zubin Mehta (conductor). Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts, Valencia. 05.06.2011 (JMI)

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A Superb Festival Tosca in Valencia


G.Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Escolanía de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. Zubin Mehta (conductor). Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts, Valencia.  4. 6.2011 (JMI)

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