New Devon Opera’s Madam Butterfly in the Top League

20/07/2012

Puccini, Madam Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of New Devon Opera / Paul Foster (conductor), Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. UK 17.7. 2012 (PRB) Read more

Retro-USA Clichés Weaken Staatsoper Berlin’s Rake

17/07/2012

Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin /Johannes Debus (conductor), Schillertheater, Berlin, 11.7.2012. (SF)

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Good but Uneven Onegin Comes to Life Eventually

16/07/2012

  Tchaikovsky, Evgeny Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Holland Park, London, 13.7.2012 . (GDn) Read more

Lorca Amplified, Mumbled

14/07/2012

O. Golijov, Ainadamar: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Coro Intermezzo, Alejo Pérez (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 8.7.2012 (JMI) Read more

Buxton Festival Enters the Stephen Barlow Era

11/07/2012

Buxton Festival Opera, Northern Chamber Orchestra , Opera House, Buxton, 1,8,9.7.2012 (RJF) Read more

Conflict, Confectionery and Bloodshed at Cheltenham 2012

10/07/2012

 Edward Rushton, Babur in London: The Opera Group, ensemble für neue musik zürich,  John Fulljames (director), Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012.

Babur: Omar Ebrahim
Nafisa:Kishani Jayasinghe
Saira: Annie Gill
Mo: Amar Mucchala
Faiz: Damian Thantrey

Debussy, Delius: Philip Smith (narrator), Wellensian Consort, Southbank Sinfonia, Neil Thomson (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 7.7.2012. (RJ) Read more

A Feast of Dance in Grandeur of St Paul’s

05/07/2012

Vivaldi, Rutter, Lalo, Fauré, The Four Seasons, Of A Rose and Suite en blanc: Dancers and Orchestra of the English National Ballet, City Chamber Choir, Emil Chakalov (violin), Gavin Sutherland (conductor), City of London Festival Golden Jubilee 2012,St Paul’s Cathedral, London, 3.7.2012. (JPr) Read more

Mischief in the Shadows – MSN Dream in Rome

04/07/2012

  Benjamin Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Rome Opera, James Conlon (conductor), premiere on 19.6.2012 (JB) Read more

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