Metropolitan Opera Presents World Premiere Baroque Pastiche: “The Enchanted Island”

01/01/2012

 The Enchanted Island , Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, William Christie (Conductor), New York, (31.12.2011 – 30.1.2012) (SSM) Read more

London’s The O2 Arena Over-extends BRB’s Nutcracker in the Best Possible Way

31/12/2011

  Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Koen Kessels (conductor), The O2 Arena, London 27.12.2011. (JPr) Read more

Popular Unpopularity: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Madrid

30/12/2011

Jules Massenet, Don Quichotte: Soloists, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Intermezzo Choir, Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 19.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Sondra Radvanovsky: The Norma by Which Others will be Judged

30/12/2011

Vincenzo Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Orchestra Principado de Asturias, Coro Ópera de Oviedo, Robert Tolomelli (conductor), Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo, 14,12.2011 (JMI) Read more

High-Flying Swallow in Helsinki

27/12/2011

  Puccini, La Rondine: Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 20.12.2011 (GF) Read more

Triply Disappointing, Manifold Delighting: Ariadne auf Valencia

22/12/2011

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Valencia Community Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 16.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Fanciulla Roaring Success In Stockholm

21/12/2011

Puccini, La Fanciulla del West Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 17.12.2011 (Premiere) (GF)  Read more

Pappano’s Meistersinger Compares Unfavourably With Past Productions At Covent Garden

21/12/2011

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.12.2011 (MB) Read more

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