A symbolic Lohengrin in Buenos Aires

28/09/2011

   Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Ira Levin, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 23.9.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Dramatic and Reverential Verdi Opens Andris Nelson’s New CBSO Season

26/09/2011

  Verdi, Requiem: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons (Conductor), CBSO Chorus (Chorus Master – Julian Wilkins) and Soloists, Kristine Opolais (Soprano),  Mihoko Fujimura (Mezzo) , Pavel Černoch (Tenor) & Jan Martinik (Bass) Birmingham Symphony Hall, 22.9.2011 (GR).

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Lully’s Atys: Brilliant Production of Opera Where Drama Outshines Music

24/09/2011

 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Atys: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor). Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York 20.9.2011 (SSM) Read more

Evelino Pidò invokes the heavenly and the hellish in Gounod’s Faust

24/09/2011

  Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Evelino Pidò (conductor). 18.9.2011 (CC)

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Ever-youthful Sylvie Guillem dances with fluency and emotional awareness

24/09/2011

  Sylvie Guillem, 6000 miles away: Sylvie Guillem and dancers in choreography by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián and Mats Ek. Sadler’s Wells, London, 22.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Satisfying, richly theatrical Rossini from Welsh National Opera

24/09/2011

  Rossini, The Barber of Seville: (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.09.2011 (GPu)

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Ópera de Oviedo Goes to Bat; Johann Strauss Strikes Out

23/09/2011

J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Coro de la Ópera de Oviedo, Eric Hull (conductor), Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo. 18.09.2011 (JMI) Read more

Young Vic outperforms London’s opera houses with Street Scene

21/09/2011

 Kurt Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Lewisham Choral Society and BBC Concert Orchestra / conducted by James Lockhart (conductor), Young Vic, London, 20.9.11. (JPr) Read more

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