Heritage Opera Gives Very Satisfying Account of Rigoletto

16/04/2012

  Verdi: Rigoletto: Heritage Opera, Jonathan Ellis (pianist/musical director), Preston Minster,  13.4.2012 (MC) Read more

Breth and Barenboim’s Lulu a Travesty of Berg’s Opera

12/04/2012

  Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 9.4.2012 (MB) Read more

Good Orchestral Playing in a Colourless Production of Manon

11/04/2012

  Massenet , Manon: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York/Fabio Luisi (conductor), 7.4.2012 (CC) Read more

Auber’s Bronze Horse Fails to Justify Wagner’s Esteem

11/04/2012

  Auber, Le Cheval de bronze: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin, Maurizio Barbacini (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 7.4.2012 (MB) Read more

Rehabilitating Katerina: Graham Vick’s Lady Macbeth in Gothenburg

10/04/2012

 Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Gothenburg Opera, Finn Rosengren (conductor),Gothenburg, 24.3.2012 (NS) Read more

Further Thoughts on the Mariinsky Opera’s Parsifal

08/04/2012

 Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Opera, Ex Cathedra, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 6.4.2012. (RJ) Read more

Touring Barber of Seville Uplifts Despite Budget Restraints

05/04/2012

 Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of English Touring Opera, Timothy Carey (conductor), Theatre Royal, York, 3.4.2012 (JL) Read more

Thirteen Years On Gergiev Returns with a Masterful Parsifal

05/04/2012

Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Opera, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 3.4.2012. (JPr) Read more

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