Haphazard Götterdämmerung fails to light up Paris


Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris, Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 18.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Outstanding Performances of Contemporary Works at the Cité de la Musique


Fedele, Staud, and Mantovani: Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Robin Meier (IRCAM sound realisation), Franck Berthoux (IRCAM sound engineer), Ensemble Intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Salle des concerts, Cité de la musique, Paris, 17.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Longborough Festival Opera’s Così with a modern slant


Mozart,  Così fan tutte: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera/Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), Longborough, 16.6.2011 (RJ) Read more

Conductor and Orchestra save the day in Palais Garnier’s Così fan tutte


Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris/ Philippe Jordan (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 16.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Semi-staged Barbican Idomeneo lives up to expectations


Mozart, Idomeneo, re di Creta, K 366: (Semi-Staged Performance)   Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir/Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor) Barbican Hall, London,  11.6.2011 (GD) Read more

Kovacevich Plays a Mesmerizing Beethoven 4th piano concerto in Istanbul


Beethoven, Usmanbas, Corigliano, Liszt, Liszt/Adams: Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Akbank Chamber Orchestra, Cem Mansur (conductor), Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul, 16. 6.2011 (AM) Read more

A dark and wet “Tryptich” in Buenos Aires


Puccini, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Richard Buckley, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 11.6.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Intimate and enchanting Coppélia opens Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer season


Delibes,Coppélia: Dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Koen Kessels (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 14 6.2011 (GR) Read more

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