Verdi’s Attila opens the GöteborgsOperan season with a bang


 Verdi, Attila : Soloists, GöteborgsOperan’s Chorus and Orchestra, Giancarlo Andretta (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, Sweden, 21.8.2011 (NS) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2011 (1) – A Tannhäuser better than many people think


 Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 19.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

An abstract Pelléas et Mélisande in Buenos Aires


 Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Emmanuell Villaume, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 17.8.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) (3) – Adelaide di Borgogna and Il Viaggio a Reims or ‘ROF Funeral Services’


Rossini, Adelaide di Borgogna: Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna: Conductor – Dmitri Jurowski; Sets, Costumes, Projections and Stage Director: Pier Alli  17.8.2011 (JB)

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Rossini Opera Festival ROF (2) – La Scala di Seta and the Rossini Entertainment Business


Rossini, La Scala di Seta:  Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Pesaro, Orchestra Sinfonica G Rossigni, Conductor – José Miguel Pérez-Sierra; Director, Damiano Michieletto; Sets and Costumes – Paolo Fantin; Lighting – Alessandro Carletti. 15.8.2011 (JB) Read more

Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) (1) – Where Was Moses When the Lights Went Out?


Rossini, Mosè in Egitto:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale Bologna; Conductor, Roberto Abbado; Director, Graham Vick; Sets and Costumes Stuart Mann; Lighting Giuseppe di Iorio; Chorus Master, Lorenzo Fratini, : Rossini Opera Festival (ROF), Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, 14.8.2011 (JB) Read more

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2011 (5) – A brilliant production of Utopia Ltd


Sullivan,  Utopia Ltd: Soloists and chorus of the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Opera House, Buxton. 19.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (4) – Luxurious beauty and languid atmosphere in Massanet’s Thaïs


Massenet,Thaïs:  Soloists, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Usher Hall, 18.8.2011 (SRT)

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