Michieletto’s Cav & Pag for Royal Opera is Wonderfully Revived, Cast, Sung and Conducted

03/12/2017

Mascagani, Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.12.2017. (JPr)

cav catherine ashmore

Cavalleria rusticana: Martina Belli (Lola) & Bryan Hymel (Turiddu) (c) Catherine Ashmore

Read more

Spinosi Leads Splendid Orchestra and Cast in Monteverdi’s Last Opera

03/12/2017

Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (concert version): Ensemble Matheus / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 1.12. 2017. (JMI) Read more

Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala Fails to Transcend or Redeem

03/12/2017

Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake/Loch na hEala: Sadler’s Wells, London, 30.11.2017. (J.O’D)

Austrian dancer Alexander Leonhartsberger (L) and Canadian dancer Rachael Poirier perform a scene from Michael Keegan-Dolan's adaptation of Swan Lake (Loch na hEala), during a press preview at Sadler's Wells theatre in London on November 25, 2016. / AFP / Justin TALLIS / EDITORIAL USE ONLY        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Alexander Leonhartsberger & Rachael Poirier in Swan Lake (Loch na hEala)
(c) JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Read more

Enchanting Royal Swedish Opera Cenerentola in a Victorian Setting

30/11/2017

Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Male Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 25.11.2017. (GF)

Askungen av Gioachino Rossini Kungliga Operan 2017

Johanna Rudström (Angelina) & Ole Aleksander Bang (Don Ramiro) © Sören Vilks

Read more

Second Time Around, Turandot Even Better in San Francisco

29/11/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera / Christopher Franklin (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 28.11.2017. (HS)

Nina Stemme as Princess Turandot and Brian Jagde as Calaf in Puccini's 'Turandot' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Nina Stemme (Turandot) & Brian (Calaf)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Read more

A Lustrous Pearl Fishers Designed by Zandra Rhodes

29/11/2017

Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Chicago. 25.11.2017. (JLZ)

Mariusz Kwiecień and the cast of 'The Pearl Fishers' (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Mariusz Kwiecień and the cast of The Pearl Fishers (c) Todd Rosenberg

Read more

Stefan Vinke and Iréne Theorin Are Outstanding in the Liceu’s Tristan und Isolde

29/11/2017

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 28.11.2017. (JMI)

TI

Liceu’s Tristan und Isolde © A. Bofill

Read more

Too Much Pyrite, Not Enough Gold in Adams World Premiere

26/11/2017

John Adams, Girls of the Golden West: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Grant Gershon (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 21.11.2017. (HS)

The San Francisco Opera dress rehearsal of Girls of the Golden West. At the War Memorial Opera House on Friday night, November 17, 2017.

Davóne Tines (Ned Peters) & Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) in Girls of the Golden West
(c) Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Opera and More in Buenos Aires in 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! Gloucester Choral Society’s Hubert Parry’s Centenary Celebrations in May 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! Ex Cathedra at St John’s Smith Square’s 2017 Christmas Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Spend a Penny for Grange Park Opera’s Lavatorium Rotundum __________________________________
  • NEW! Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 in December __________________________________
  • NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! World Premiere of The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu in December at Milton Court __________________________________
  • NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! I Musicanti’s ‘Alexandra and the Russians’ at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s Return to London in May 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! St John’s Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2017/18 Season in Berlin __________________________________
  • UPDATED! The Glyndebourne Opera Cup and Glyndebourne in 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY (1962-2017) __________________________________
  • NEW! Ann Murray’s Masterclass at the V&A Part of Opera: Passion, Power and Politics __________________________________
  • NEW! Carly Paoli is ‘Singing My Dreams’ at the Cadogan Hall in February 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! A Composer Speaks Up for the Environment: An Interview with Margaret Brouwer __________________________________
  • NEW! Twelve Years of Celebrating Malcolm Arnold in Northampton __________________________________
  • NEW! What is the Critic’s Job? A Review of A. O. Scott’s Recent Book __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury __________________________________
  • NEW! A FULLY STAGED PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IN ORLEANS, MA __________________________________
  • NEW! JIŘÍ BĔLOHLÁVEK (1946-2017) AND THE CZECH CONDUCTING LEGACY __________________________________
  • NEW! JUSTIN DOYLE DISCUSSES MONTEVERDI WITH MARK BERRY __________________________________
  • NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize __________________________________
  • NEW! ITINÉRAIRE BAROQUE 2017: TON KOOPMAN TALKS TO COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House in Mumbai is Restored to its Former Glory __________________________________
  • NEW! iSING! – International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H