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

Quincena Musical San Sebastián 2011 – An imaginative ‘Barbiere’ that doesn’t quite work

17/08/2011

G. Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Easo Choir. Andrés Orozco- Estrada (Conductor). San Sebastian’s Auditorio Kursaal. 8.8.2011 (JMI) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 (10) – Shakespeare Songs, Scarlatti and Appalachian Spring

13/08/2011

Aspen Music Festival (10): Shakespeare songs, pianist Inon Barnatan plays Scarlatti, David Robertson conducts Appalachian Spring. 11.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival Offers Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini

10/08/2011

Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘s Ryan Center Artists at the Grant Park Music Festival: Grant Park Orchestra, Artists of the Ryan Opera Center, Chicago, Carlos Kalmar (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor), Harris Theater, Chicago, 6.8.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 5 ) – Verdi, Macbeth

08/08/2011

G.Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Vienna Philharmonic, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg, 6.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

A Björling Centenary Memorial at Opera på Skäret

08/08/2011

  Jussi Björling in Memoriam. Yana Kleyn and Sandra Lopez, soprano, Kristian Benedikt and Stuart Neill, tenor. The Opera på Skäret Orchestra, Bergslagens Musikdramatiska kör/Marcello Mottadelli and Erik Jakobsson at Opera på Skäret, Kopparberg, Sweden, 5.8.2011 (GF) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 3 ) – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro

07/08/2011

W.A.Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Robin Ticciati (conductor), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg, 4.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

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