An opera grows in Brooklyn – A bucolic La Calisto at Proteus Gowanus

30/08/2011

Francesco Cavalli, La Calisto: Soloists; Rachel Evans, Joan Plana Nadal (Baroque violins); Richard Kold, Theorbo, Motomi Igarashi (Viola da gamba and lirone); Judith Barnes (director); Jennifer Peterson (conductor and harpsichord); The VPR Chorus; Vertical Player Repertory. Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York. 10.8.2011 (GG) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (13) – Fantastic musical values but poor staging in Rossini’s Semiramide

28/08/2011

 Rossini, Semiramide:  Vlaamse Opera, Alberto Zedda (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 27.8.2011 (SRT)

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Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (12) – Successful collaboration between Scottish Ballet and the RSNO

28/08/2011

 Scottish Ballet’s  Mozart, Reich, Mahler: Katarina Karnéus (mezzo), Peter Wedd (tenor), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sian Edwards (conductor). Playhouse, 26.8.2011 (SRT)

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Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (11) – Haydn opera fails to grip despite committed performances

26/08/2011

 Haydn,  Orlando Paladino: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs (conductor). Usher Hall, 25.8.2011 (SRT)

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Local premiere of Tristan und Isolde in La Plata

26/08/2011

  Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists and Orchestra of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Alejo Pérez, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 19.8.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2011 (3) – Memories of the Third Reich haunt Herheim’s Parsifal

25/08/2011

Wagner, Parsifal: soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Daniele Gatti. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 21.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2011 (2) – Rats play pivotal role in Neuenfels’ Lohengrin

25/08/2011

  Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 20.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

Verdi’s Attila opens the GöteborgsOperan season with a bang

24/08/2011

 Verdi, Attila : Soloists, GöteborgsOperan’s Chorus and Orchestra, Giancarlo Andretta (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, Sweden, 21.8.2011 (NS) Read more

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