Bejun Mehta and Lisette Oropesa Shine in Handel’s Rodelinda in Barcelona

09/03/2019

 Handel, Rodelinda: Liceu Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 8.3.2019. (JMI)

Liceu’s Rodelinda © A. Bofill

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Opera North’s Uneven New Production of Magic Flute Lacks Clarity in Salford

09/03/2019

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Robert Howarth (conductor). The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 5.3.2019. (RJF)

Gavan Ring as Papageno (c) Alastair Muir

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An Outstanding Cast Leads the Liceu’s Revival of Hamlet

08/03/2019

Thomas, Hamlet (concert version): Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Daniel Oren (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 7.3.2019. (JMI)

Hamlet © A. Bofill

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Hardly Ageless but Definitely Timeless, Nello Santi Conducts Lucia di Lammermoor in Zurich

08/03/2019

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Nello Santi (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 5.3.2019. (RP)

Lucia di Lammermoor (c) Toni Suter

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Handel’s ‘Scottish Play’ Thrives in Chicago

05/03/2019

Handel, Ariodante: Soloists, Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Harry Bicket (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 2.3.2019. (JLZ)

Handel’s Ariodante (c) Cory Weaver

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A Sparkling Performance of La fille du régiment from the Met

05/03/2019

Donizetti, La fille du régiment: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Enrique Mazzola (Conductor) broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera New York to Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast, 2.3.2019. (RB)

Javier Camarena (Tonio) & Pretty Yende (Marie) (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Though not for Arachnophobes, WNO’s Roberto Devereux is Graced by Some Top-Class Singing

04/03/2019

Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 28.2.2019. (GPu)

Joyce El-Khoury (Elisabetta) & (right) Barry Banks (Roberto) (c) Bill Cooper

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The Royal Opera’s Così fan tutte Revival Marred by Ham-fisted Conducting and Production

03/03/2019

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding) / Stefano Montanari (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 25.1.2019. (MB)

Serena Malfi (Dorabella) in Così fan tutte (c) Stephen Cummiskey

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