Raising a Glass to Opera Making Inroads into Mumbai

29/02/2012

Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra of India, Members of the Kazakh State Philharmonic Capella, The Paranjoti Academy Chorus, Living Voices, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, Antonello Allemandi (conductor), National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 18.2.2012 (RoW) Read more

No Fairy Tale Lyricism in ROH’s Disturbing Rusalka

28/02/2012

  Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.2.2012. (JPr) Read more

Excellent Concert Version of La Clemenza in London

28/02/2012

  Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, DeutscheKammerchor, Soloists / Louis Langree (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 22.2.2012. (GD) Read more

The Women Outshine the Men in WNO’s Marriage of Figaro

28/02/2012

  Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Revival premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, / Anthony Negus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 25.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

Ernani’s Convoluted Plot Taken at a Gallop Amid Gothic Gloom

27/02/2012

Verdi, Ernani: Met Live in HD staged by Peter McClintock and directed for television by Barbara Willis Sweete with Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor), broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 25.2.12. (JPr)

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Bintley makes Brilliant Ballet from Boots, Betrothals and Booze.

27/02/2012

 Paul Reade, Hobson’s Choice: Birmingham Royal Ballet, David Bintley (Director) Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Philip Ellis (conductor) Birmingham Hippodrome, 22.02.2012 (GR) Read more

Bombast and Passion but Little Subtlety in Medcalf’s Aida

27/02/2012

  Verdi, Aida : Soloists and Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Greenwood (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 23.2.2012 (JPr) Read more

Death of Klinghoffer Lacks Cogency Despite ENO’s Outstanding Production

27/02/2012

John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera, Baldur Brönnimann (conductor), London Coliseum, 25.2.2012 (London Premiere) (CC) Read more

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