Konwitschny’s Salome at the Gothenburg Opera: Parts of It Are Excellent

29/10/2011

 R. Strauss: Salomé,  Soloists,GöteborgsOperan’s Orchestra, Patrik Ringborg (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, 22.10.2011 (NS) Read more

A Fistful of Faust From Barcelona: Schumann’s Scenes With Josep Pons

29/10/2011

R. Schumann, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu. Josep Pons (conductor), Barcelona’s  Liceu, 27.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Excellent Singing in ENO’s Unsympathetic Production of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux

25/10/2011

Rameau, Castor et PolluxSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera,Christian Curnyn (conductor). Coliseum, London, 24.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Musical or Opera? Either Way, Vancouver’s West Side Story is a Winner

24/10/2011

Bernstein: West Side Story: Vancouver Opera, soloists, Leslie Dala (conductor), Ken Cazan (director), Kinza Tyrrell (assistant conductor), Tracy Flye (choreographer), Cameron Anderson (set designer), Alice Marie Kugler Bristow (costume designer), David Martin Jacques (lighting designer), Andrew Tugwell (sound designer), Paul Gélineau (fight director), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. 22.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

Heritage Opera Creates an Intimate Carmen With an Irish Flavour

24/10/2011

  Bizet’s Carmen: comic opera in four acts sung in English with accompaniment by piano and string quartet. Heritage Opera, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire: 21.10.2011 (MC) Read more

Lyric Opera of Chicago Opens New Season with “Tales of Hoffmann”

24/10/2011

 Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 21.10.2011 (JLZ) Read more

A Sunny And Pastoral La Fille Revival Showcases Ashton’s Genius

22/10/2011

  Frederick Ashton’s :La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia,  Philip Ellis (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.10.11. (JPr) Read more

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail

20/10/2011

 Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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