Quincena Musical San Sebastián 2011 – An imaginative ‘Barbiere’ that doesn’t quite work


G. Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Easo Choir. Andrés Orozco- Estrada (Conductor). San Sebastian’s Auditorio Kursaal. 8.8.2011 (JMI) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 (10) – Shakespeare Songs, Scarlatti and Appalachian Spring


Aspen Music Festival (10): Shakespeare songs, pianist Inon Barnatan plays Scarlatti, David Robertson conducts Appalachian Spring. 11.8.2011 (HS) Read more



 An Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Carla Rees: Seen and Heard Reviewer and Professional Flautist (Eds) Read more

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2011 (2) – New Production of ‘Pirates’ is Outstanding


Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance:
Soloists and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company 7.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Youth Festival 2011 – Young Singers Excel in HMS Pinafore


  Sullivan, HMS Pinafore:   Soloists and Chorus of Buxton Festival Youth Production, Buxton, Derbyshire 6.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival 2011 – Good characterization and a fresh look for Ruddigore


Sullivan, Ruddigore: Soloists and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company 6.8.2011 (RJW) Read more

Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival Offers Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini


Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘s Ryan Center Artists at the Grant Park Music Festival: Grant Park Orchestra, Artists of the Ryan Opera Center, Chicago, Carlos Kalmar (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor), Harris Theater, Chicago, 6.8.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Heritage Opera woos Jane Austen fans with Jonathan Dove’s ‘Mansfield Park’


Jonathan Dove,  Mansfield Park:  Chamber opera in two acts, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen with libretto by Alasdair Middleton.Heritage Opera, Ashton Hall, Lancaster Town Hall, Lancashire. 5. 8.2011 (MC) Read more

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