A Happy Marriage for Figaro


  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Portland Opera, soloists, Ari Pelto (conductor), Stephen Lawless (director) Benoît Dugardyn (sets), Johann Stegmeir (costumes), Pat Collins (lighting designer), Robert Ainsley (harpsichordist/chorus master), Nicola Bowie (choreographer/associate director), Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, 6/11/2011 (BJ) Read more

Jay Hunter Morris Saves the Day as the Almost-Perfect New Siegfried at the Met


Met Live in HD 2011/12, Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Produced by Robert Lepage. Directed for TV by Gary Halvorson and broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London (and other cinemas throughout the world), 5.11.11. (JPr)

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Scottish Ballet Present a Double Bill of Works Old and New


 Scottish Ballet Double Bill, Kings 2 Ends and Song of the Earth: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Karen Cargill (mezzo), Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Honner. Sadler’s Wells, London, 4.11.11. (JPr)

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Handel’s Xerxes At San Francisco Opera: Brimming With Charm and Humor


Handel, Xerxes: Soloists, orchestra and chorus, San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 4.11.2011 (HS) Read more

The Loving and Loathing of Don Giovanni


W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 2.11.2011 (RRR) Read more

Pertusi Steals the Show in Covent Garden’s La Sonnambula


 Bellini La sonnambula Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.11.2011. (CC) Read more

Sparkling Die Fledermaus Closes Juventus Lyrica’s 2011 Season


   Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists and Chorus of Juventus Lyrica, Orquesta Académica de Buenos Aires, Carlos Calleja (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 28.10.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness: An Emotionally Honest Collaboration


Tarik O’Regan, Heart of Darkness (world premiere): Soloists, CHROMA, Oliver Gooch (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 1.11.2011 (MB)

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