A Sunny And Pastoral La Fille Revival Showcases Ashton’s Genius

22/10/2011

  Frederick Ashton’s :La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia,  Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.10.11. (JPr) Read more

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail

20/10/2011

 Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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Anna (Netrebko) Triumphs As Anna (Bolena) At The Met

17/10/2011

 Met Live in HD 2011/12, Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London, 15.10.11. (JPr)

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Champagne Singers, Beer Pockets: Faust in Barcelona

16/10/2011

C. Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu, Pierre Vallet (conductor), Barcelona’s Liceu, 11.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

At Last, Good Verdi From Parma: Un Ballo in Boston

15/10/2011

G. Verdi. Un Ballo in Maschera: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio di Parma, Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor), Teatro Regio di Parma. 9.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Falstaff Scores Not at the Teatro Farnese di Parma

13/10/2011

 G. Verdi. Falstaff: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio di Parma, Andrea Battistoni (conductor), Teatro Farnese di Parma. 10.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Autumnal Colour and Splendour Glorified in BRB’s Ballet Threesome

13/10/2011

  Autumn Glory: A ballet trilogy comprising Checkmate, (Choreography by Ninette de Valois, Music by Sir Arthur Bliss) Symphonic Variations (Choreography by Frederick Ashton, Music by César Franck) and Pineapple Poll (Choreography by John Cranko, Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras) all performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Philip Ellis (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 6.10.2011 (GR). Read more

Sliced but Sizzling Carmen in Stockholm

12/10/2011

  Georges Bizet Carmen:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Children from Adolf Fredrik’s Music Classes, Lionel Bringuier (director), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 24.9.2011 (GF)

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