Heritage Opera Creates an Intimate Carmen With an Irish Flavour


  Bizet’s Carmen: comic opera in four acts sung in English with accompaniment by piano and string quartet. Heritage Opera, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire: 21.10.2011 (MC) Read more

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


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

A Sunny And Pastoral La Fille Revival Showcases Ashton’s Genius


  Frederick Ashton’s :La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia,  Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.10.11. (JPr) Read more

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail


 Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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Anna (Netrebko) Triumphs As Anna (Bolena) At The Met


 Met Live in HD 2011/12, Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London, 15.10.11. (JPr)

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Champagne Singers, Beer Pockets: Faust in Barcelona


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


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


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

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