Semi-staged Barbican Idomeneo lives up to expectations

20/06/2011

Mozart, Idomeneo, re di Creta, K 366: (Semi-Staged Performance)   Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir/Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor) Barbican Hall, London,  11.6.2011 (GD) Read more

Kovacevich Plays a Mesmerizing Beethoven 4th piano concerto in Istanbul

18/06/2011

Beethoven, Usmanbas, Corigliano, Liszt, Liszt/Adams: Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Akbank Chamber Orchestra, Cem Mansur (conductor), Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul, 16. 6.2011 (AM) Read more

A dark and wet “Tryptich” in Buenos Aires

18/06/2011

Puccini, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Richard Buckley, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 11.6.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Intimate and enchanting Coppélia opens Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer season

17/06/2011

Delibes,Coppélia: Dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Koen Kessels (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 14 6.2011 (GR) Read more

Routine Tosca lacks lyricism and pathos

17/06/2011

Puccini, Tosca : Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Covent Garden, London, 14.6.2011 (JPr) Read more

Holland Park Opera makes a good job of rather poor Mascagni

16/06/2011

Mascagni, L’amico Fritz: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Stuart Stratford (conductor), 10.6.2011 (GDn) Read more

Tristan and Isolde – Divided Like Buda and Pest

14/06/2011

‘Wagner in Budapest ‘ Opera Festival 2011 (2) – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Orchestra and Choir of the Hungarian State Opera. Conductor: Ádám Fischer. Béla Bartók Concert Hall, Palace of Arts, Budapest, 10.6.2011 (JPr) Read more

Valencia’s Fidelio Five Years Later: More Mature, More Memorable

11/06/2011

L. van Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana. Zubin Mehta (conductor). Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts, Valencia. 05.06.2011 (JMI)

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