Vocal Cast Makes the Difference in Handel’s Rodelinda

05/11/2012

 G. F. Handel, Rodelinda: Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor), Madrid National Auditorium, 28.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Placido Domingo Holds His Own in Thaïs

05/11/2012

 Massenet, Thaïs: Seville’s Symphony Orchestra, The Maestranza Chorus,Pedro Halffter (conductor), Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, 31.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Heritage Opera’s La Bohème Brings Tears to the Eyes

03/11/2012

 Puccini: La Bohème: Heritage Opera, Benjamin Cox (electric piano), Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire, 1.11.2012. (MC) Read more

Close-ups Do No Favours in Met Live Otello

01/11/2012

  Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Semyon Bychkov. (conductor). Production by Elijah Moshinsky, directed for Met Live in HD 2012/13 by Barbara Willis Sweete  and broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 27.10.2012. (JPr) Read more

Hampson Steals “Boccanegra”

31/10/2012

  Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 20.10.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Tosca In Its Raw Beauty From Juventus Lyrica

31/10/2012

  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica, Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 26.10.2012. (JSJ) Read more

Athleticism, Caricature and Magic from Birmingham Royal Ballet

31/10/2012

  Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Celebration – The Grand Tour, Faster and The Dream: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Cathedral Choir (girls’ voices) and Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis. (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 26.10.2012. (JPr) Read more

Grand Voices in Grand Grand Don Carlos

30/10/2012

  Verdi Don Carlos:  Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Pietro Rizzo, conductor. Finnish National Opera, Helsinki 19.10.2012. Premiere. GF Read more

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