Maestro Pappano displays perfect mastery in three Puccini miniatures


  Puccini, Il trittico: Richard Jones’s new productions of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica and a revival of his Gianni Schicchi; soloists and chorus of Royal Opera, Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 12.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Mostly Mozart: Less is More in Iván Fischer’s Production of Don Giovanni


Mostly Mozart Festival: Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor), Rose Theater at Time Warner Center, New York, 6.8.2011 (BH) Read more

Prom 73: Berlioz’ version of Der Freischütz doesn’t quite hit the bullseye


  Prom 73: Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Good performances in enigmatic and thought-provoking production of Dido and Aeneas


  Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Joint opera production between Operamus and Birmingham Conservatoire with Annette Thompson (Director) and Daniele Rosina (Conductor), Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, 4. 9. 2011 (GR).

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Leo Nucci Nails Rigoletto in The Groyne


G. Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Coral Polifónica El Eco, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez (conductor). Palacio de la Ópera de La Coruña 07.09.2011 (JMI) Read more

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor in Buenos Aires


   Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica. Conductor: Hernán Sánchez Arteaga, Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 26.8.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 17 ) – Věc Makropulos


 L.Janáček, Věc Makropulous: Soloists, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Vienna Philharmonic, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 18.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 16 ) – Die Frau ohne Schatten


 R.Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Christian Thielemann (conductor), Vienna Philharmonic, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 17.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

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