Mascagni and Hindemith Form an Unlikely Double Bill in Paris

08/12/2016

Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana, and Hindemith, Sancta Susanna: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: José Luis Basso) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 3.12.2016. (MB)

mb

Sancta Susanna (c) Julien Benhamou /OnP

Read more

Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck’s Great Opera Thoughtfully Staged and Splendidly Sung in Paris

06/12/2016

Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Alessandro di Stefano) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 2.12.2016. (MB)

mb

Iphigénie en Tauride © Guergana Damianova/OnP

Read more

Kirill Petrenko’s Magical Conducting and Anja Kampe’s Superb Voice Highlight This Shostakovich Opera

06/12/2016

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 4.12.2016. (JMI)

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District © W. Hösl

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District © W. Hösl

Read more

Opera North Present Stunning Billy Budd in Edinburgh

05/12/2016

Britten: Billy Budd, Soloists and Chorus of Opera North / Garry Walker (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 3.12.2016. (SRT)

BILLY BUDD by Britten; Opera North; Gand Theatre; Leeds, UK; 15 October 2016; RODERICK WILLIAMS as Billy Budd; GARRY WALKER - Conductor; ORPHA PHELAN - Director; LESLIE TRAVERS - Set & Costume Designer; THOMAS C. HASE - Lighting designer; LYNNE HOCKNEY - Movement director; WILL TRISTRAM - Fight director; Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ ArenaPAL;

Billy Budd – Roderick Williams (Billy Budd) © Clive Barda

Read more

An Uneven Turandot Weighed Down by an Excessive Production

04/12/2016

Puccini, Turandot: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Dan Ettinger (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 3.12.2016. (JMI)

tur

Turandot © Bayerische Staatsoper

Read more

Verdi Requiem with Ballet – Courage Required

04/12/2016

Verdi: Soloists, Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzosoprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Zurich Ballet, (augmented) Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.12.16. (JR)

Ballett Zürich - Messa da Requiem - 2016/17 © Gregory Batardon

Read more

A Well-Staged and Well-Sung L’elisir d’amore in Munich

03/12/2016

Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Daniele Callegari (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 2.12.2016. (JMI)

ee

L’elisir d’amore © Bayesrische Staatsoper

Read more

La finta giardiniera Benefits from an Excellent Ensemble Approach

02/12/2016

Mozart, La finta giardinieraSoloists, Royal College of Music of Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 28.11.2016. (MB) Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Coming Soon in February: The Fifth Ealing Music & Film Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Siegfried comes to Saffron Walden __________________________________
  • NEW! Symphonic Soundscapes: Cadogan Hall and RPO Announce Exclusive Collaboration with Digital App Octava __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017 Aldeburgh Festival is from 9 to 25 June __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet presents Mary Skeaping’s Giselle at the London Coliseum from 11 – 22 January 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Grange Festival’s First Season in June and July 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Buenos Aires 2017 With a Focus On Co-productions __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview of the 2017 Chipping Campden Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Investec Opera Holland Park’s Casts for the 2017 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! I Musicanti and Virtuoso Double Bassist Leon Bosch Perform a Trio of Concerts at St John’s Smith Square __________________________________
  • NEW! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to Star in Carousel at the London Coliseum __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! THE SOPRANO ELISABETH MEISTER: FIGHTING BACK FROM WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU AND INSPIRING OTHERS __________________________________
  • NEW! REVIEWERS OF SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PICK THEIR BEST OF 2016 __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! Göran Forsling’s Opera Update from Helsinki and Stockholm __________________________________
  • NEW! Budapest’s Chamber Music Festival Provides a Glimpse of Not Only an Existential But Also a Political Utopia __________________________________
  • NEW! The Mastersingers Celebrate Wagner Past and Present with the Rehearsal Orchestra __________________________________
  • NEW! MARTYN BRABBINS IS ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA’S NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR __________________________________
  • NEW! MONICA HUGGETT IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • NEW! Movers Makers Musicians Mingle Part Two __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H