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

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

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