Sensational Hungarian Tenor István Kovácsházi in Helsinki’s Carmen

12/10/2011

 Georges Bizet, Carmen: Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Kari Tikka (conductor), 17.9.2011 (GF) Read more

Leo Nucci Excels As Germont In Covent Garden’s La Traviata

08/10/2011

  Verdi La traviata (Cast 1):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor), 3.10.2011 (CC) Read more

Bewildering Marriage of Figaro by the ENO

07/10/2011

   Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor). Coliseum, London, 5.10.2011 (MB)

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La Giardiniera Come Lately: René Jacobs with Rain Check Mozart in Madrid

07/10/2011

  W. A. Mozart, La Finta Giardiniera: Soloists, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid. 05.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Season Opening Elektra in Madrid a Triumph for Semyon Bychkov

06/10/2011

  R. Strauss, Elektra:   Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Coro Intermezzo, Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid 2 & 3.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Greek Tragedy reflecting European Politics?

04/10/2011

 Richard Strauss, Elektra. Augmented Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera, Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 2.10.2011 (JB)

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sizzling Beauty and the Beast

03/10/2011

  Beauty and the Beast: Ballet performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with music by Glenn Buhr, Choreography by David Bintley, Designs by Philip Prowse and Lighting by Mark Jonathan, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Paul Murphy (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 28. 9. 2011 (GR). Read more

Renée Fleming in SFO’s Lucrezia Borgia: Production Could Use Harder Edge

03/10/2011

  Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia: Soloists, orchestra and chorus, San Francisco Opera, Riccardo Frizza (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 29.9.2011 (HS) Read more

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