Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival 2011 – Good characterization and a fresh look for Ruddigore

10/08/2011

Sullivan, Ruddigore: Soloists and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company 6.8.2011 (RJW) 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

Heritage Opera woos Jane Austen fans with Jonathan Dove’s ‘Mansfield Park’

10/08/2011

Jonathan Dove,  Mansfield Park:  Chamber opera in two acts, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen with libretto by Alasdair Middleton.Heritage Opera, Ashton Hall, Lancaster Town Hall, Lancashire. 5. 8.2011 (MC) 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

Buxton G&S Festival Fringe 2011 – Sparkling Dancing and Costumes for Sandy Wilson’s ‘Boy Friend’

08/08/2011

Sandy Wilson, The Boy Friend: Soloists and Chorus of Northwest Productions, Liverpool University, Gilbert & Sullivan Fringe Festival, Buxton, 2.8.2011 (RJW) 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

The Mariinsky Ballet at London’s Royal Opera House

07/08/2011

  Mariinsky Ballet (50th Anniversary Season) – Scotch Symphony, In the Night, Ballet Imperial : Dancers and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Boris Gruzin. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

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