A La Scala Celebration of Sir John

13/02/2013

G. Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus, Daniel Harding (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 6.2.2013 (JMI) Read more

Excellent Eugene Onegin Let Down by Lacklustre Conducting

12/02/2013

  Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 11.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Stylish Performance of Radamisto in London

12/02/2013

 Handel, Radamisto (revised, 1720 version) Soloists and English Concert/Harry Bicket (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 10.2.13 (CC) Read more

Luminous Orchestral Playing in WNO’s Striking Lulu

11/02/2013

 Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lothar Koenigs (conductor), (premiere), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 8.2.2013 (GPu) Read more

Thaïs in Helsinki: An 80 Year Wait

11/02/2013

 Massenet Thaïs Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Mikko Franck (conductor). Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. 30.1.2013 (GF) Read more

Fresh Life Breathed into Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

11/02/2013

 Vivaldi: V4 The Seasons Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Kati Debretzeni (violin); Henri Oguike (choreographer) and his dance company. Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London 8.2.2013 (CC) Read more

Impressive Start to Belarus Opera’s UK Tour

07/02/2013

  Puccini, La Bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Grand Opera of Belarus, Victor Ploskina (conductor), Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 5.2.2013. (RJ) Read more

Authentic Pretenses: Parsifal in Madrid

07/02/2013

R. Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Chorus, Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 31.1.2013 (JMI) Read more

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