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

23/06/2011

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

22/06/2011

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

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

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