Cunningly Good: Janáček, “The Cunning Little Vixen” Performed in New York


Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: The New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert (Conductor), Doug Fitch (Director), Karole Armitage (Choreographer), New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt (Director), Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, Anthony Piccolo (Director), Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, 22.6.2011 (SSM) Read more

Aged Madame Butterfly Still Delights the Eye:Latvian Production of Puccini Classic


Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Latvian National Opera, Riga, 10.6.2011 (GF) Read more

The Fairy Queen Hits the Big Apple: Purcell’s Opera Performed in New York


The Fairy Queen: Big Apple Baroque and Dušan Týnek Dance and Theatre, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York, 14.6.2011 (SSM)

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In Praise of Amateur Opera – Bel Canto Opera’s La Traviata


Verdi ,La Traviata : Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Bel Canto Opera, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 16.6.2011 (RJ) Read more

Britten well served by revival of Decker’s Peter Grimes


Britten, Peter Grimes: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 21.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Sellars, Upshaw and Crumb’s Berkeley Commentary on Afghanistan


Crumb, traditional Afghan music: Dawn Upshaw (soprano), red fish bue fish (percussion ensemble), Stephen Schick (percussion), Gil Kalish (piano), The Sakhi Ensemble, presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, Calif. 16.6.2011 (HS) Read more

Seven Angels with Birmingham Contemporary Music and Opera Group


Bedford (Music) and Maxwell (Words) – Seven Angels: World Premier of joint Opera Production from the Opera Group and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with Nicholas Collon (Conductor) John Fulljames (Director) Tadasu Takamine (Designer) Jon Clark (Lighting). CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 17 6.2011 (GR) Read more

Back to the Eighties: Reconstructing Lully’s Atys Again


J-B. Lully, Atys: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. 19.6.2011 (JMI)

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