Westbroeck and Kaufmann Bring Real Gold to Them Thar Hills in Met’s La fanciulla del West

28/10/2018

Puccini, La fanciulla del West: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 20.10.2018. (JPr)

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) & Jonas Kaufmann (Johnson) (c) Ken Howard/The Met

Read more

The Beauty, Magic and Mystery of Rusalka Enhanced Through Film

28/10/2018

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Dancers of the Olga Kyndlová Ballet School and Pueri Gaudentes, Chorus and Orchestra of The National Theatre / Jiří Štrunc (conductor), The Music Theatre Karlín, Prague, 22.10.2018. (RP)

Karlin Musical Theatre © National Theatre Prague

Read more

The Tales of Hoffmann is Welcomed Back to Helsinski

27/10/2018

 Offenbach, Les contes d’HoffmannSoloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Patrick Fournillier (conductor) Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 19.10.2018. (GF)

Les contes d’Hoffmann ©Heikki Tuuli/FNO

Read more

Ekaterina Bakanova Excels in Wexford’s Staging of Mercadante’s Il Bravo

25/10/2018

Wexford Festival Opera 2018 [3] – Saverio Mercadante, Il Bravo:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Jonathan Brandani (Conductor). National Opera House, Wexford 21.10.2018. (RB)

Alessandro Luciano & Ekaterina Bakanova in Il Bravo (c) Clive Barda

Read more

Zurich Opera’s Die Entführung is an Exercise in Cleverness

25/10/2018

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Orchestra La Scintilla / Riccardo Minasi (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 21.10.2018. (CCr)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (c) Tanja Dorendorf

Read more

A Minimalist Opera in a Minimalist Production

24/10/2018

Saariaho, Only the Sound Remains: Meta 4 Quartet, Theatre of Voices / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 23.10.2018. (JMI)

Philippe Jaroussky, Davone Tines, Nora Kimball-Mentzos
in Only the Sound Remains © J. del Real

Read more

Stark Realism and Perfect Casting Make for an Unforgettable Jenůfa

24/10/2018

Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra of The National Theatre / Jaroslav Kyzlink (conductor), The National Theatre, Prague, 19.10.2018. (RP)

Alžběta Poláčková as Jenůfa © National Theatre Prague

Read more

Polenzani Excels in Title Role of Idomeneo

24/10/2018

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 20.10.2018. (JLZ)

Matthew Polenzani in Idomeneo
(c) Kyle Flubacker

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

MW

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Venus Unwrapped: Kings Place’s Year-Long Focus on Women Composers __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Buenos Aires in 2019 – Largely Traditional __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet at the London Coliseum 13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Looking Ahead to the 2019 Lucerne Festivals __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Holland Park’s 2019 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2018/19 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House’s Exciting 2018/19 Cinema Season __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019 and Beyond __________________________________
  • NEW! Salzburg Whitsun Festival 7 – 10 June 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 UK Cinema Season __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018-2019 Geneva Grand Theâtre Season __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 Hallé Season in Manchester __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 CBSO at Symphony Hall, Birmingham __________________________________
  • NEW! 2018/19 BBC NOW in Cardiff and Swansea __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Opera in 2018/19 and the New Free Tickets Scheme __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2018/19 Birmingham Classical Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • NEW! Ik zeg: NU: I say now, now … an interview with Richard Causton __________________________________
  • NEW! Grieg Grainger Piano Rolls: an Equivocation __________________________________
  • NEW AND UPDATED! SOME OF SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEWERS LOOK BACK AT 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR ÁDÁM FISCHER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! BARITONE SIMON MECHLIŃSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR ELIM CHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • NEW! Iain Farrington’s Mahler Piano Series was an Extraordinary Marathon __________________________________
  • NEW! SOPRANO ELENA MOȘUC IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY CREEL __________________________________
  • NEW! The Future of Opera is Theatre: An Essay by Casey Creel __________________________________
  • NEW! MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • NEW! A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • NEW! TENOR NICHOLAS PHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SALLON __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month