Bayreuth Festival 2011 (3) – Memories of the Third Reich haunt Herheim’s Parsifal

25/08/2011

Wagner, Parsifal: soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Daniele Gatti. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 21.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2011 (2) – Rats play pivotal role in Neuenfels’ Lohengrin

25/08/2011

  Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 20.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2011 (1) – A Tannhäuser better than many people think

23/08/2011

 Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 19.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

An abstract Pelléas et Mélisande in Buenos Aires

23/08/2011

 Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Emmanuell Villaume, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 17.8.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) (3) – Adelaide di Borgogna and Il Viaggio a Reims or ‘ROF Funeral Services’

22/08/2011

Rossini, Adelaide di Borgogna: Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna: Conductor – Dmitri Jurowski; Sets, Costumes, Projections and Stage Director: Pier Alli  17.8.2011 (JB)

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Rossini Opera Festival ROF (2) – La Scala di Seta and the Rossini Entertainment Business

22/08/2011

Rossini, La Scala di Seta:  Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Pesaro, Orchestra Sinfonica G Rossigni, Conductor – José Miguel Pérez-Sierra; Director, Damiano Michieletto; Sets and Costumes – Paolo Fantin; Lighting – Alessandro Carletti. 15.8.2011 (JB) Read more

Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) (1) – Where Was Moses When the Lights Went Out?

22/08/2011

Rossini, Mosè in Egitto:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale Bologna; Conductor, Roberto Abbado; Director, Graham Vick; Sets and Costumes Stuart Mann; Lighting Giuseppe di Iorio; Chorus Master, Lorenzo Fratini, : Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, 14.8.2011 (JB) Read more

A revelatory Porgy and Bess in Seattle

19/08/2011

Gershwin, Porgy and Bess : Seattle Opera, soloists. Conductor: John DeMain, McCaw Hall, Seattle. 12.8.2011. (BJ) Read more

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