Konwitschny’s Salome at the Gothenburg Opera: Parts of It Are Excellent

29/10/2011

 R. Strauss: Salomé,  Soloists,GöteborgsOperan’s Orchestra, Patrik Ringborg (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, 22.10.2011 (NS) Read more

A Fistful of Faust From Barcelona: Schumann’s Scenes With Josep Pons

29/10/2011

R. Schumann, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu. Josep Pons (conductor), Barcelona’s  Liceu, 27.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Musical or Opera? Either Way, Vancouver’s West Side Story is a Winner

24/10/2011

Bernstein: West Side Story: Vancouver Opera, soloists, Leslie Dala (conductor), Ken Cazan (director), Kinza Tyrrell (assistant conductor), Tracy Flye (choreographer), Cameron Anderson (set designer), Alice Marie Kugler Bristow (costume designer), David Martin Jacques (lighting designer), Andrew Tugwell (sound designer), Paul Gélineau (fight director), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. 22.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Season with “Tales of Hoffmann”

24/10/2011

 Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 21.10.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Champagne Singers, Beer Pockets: Faust in Barcelona

16/10/2011

C. Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu, Pierre Vallet (conductor), Barcelona’s Liceu, 11.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

At Last, Good Verdi From Parma: Un Ballo in Boston

15/10/2011

G. Verdi. Un Ballo in Maschera: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio di Parma, Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor), Teatro Regio di Parma. 9.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Falstaff Scores Not at the Teatro Farnese di Parma

13/10/2011

 G. Verdi. Falstaff: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio di Parma, Andrea Battistoni (conductor), Teatro Farnese di Parma. 10.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Sliced but Sizzling Carmen in Stockholm

12/10/2011

  Georges Bizet Carmen:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Children from Adolf Fredrik’s Music Classes, Lionel Bringuier (director), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 24.9.2011 (GF)

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