Come to Finland for Il Tabarro. Stay home for the rest of Il Trittico.

22/05/2011

Puccini, Il Trittico: Finnish National Opera chorus and children’s chorus, Mikko Franck (conductor) at the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 17.5.2011 (GF) Read more

Mixed results for the Liceu’s Freischütz

19/05/2011

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Orquestra Simfònica y Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Conductor: Michael Boder. Liceu de Barcelona. 17 & 18. 5.2011 (JMI) Read more

Bologna: Two Ernanis at the Teatro Comunale

19/05/2011

Bologna’s Two Ernanis : Verdi’s Ernani at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, 17.5.2011 (JB) Read more

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in New York (1) – Verdi’s “Otello”

19/05/2011

Verdi, Otello (in concert) : Soloists, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 15.4.2011 (BH) Read more

A Sexless Cleopatra – How Can That Happen?

18/05/2011

Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and choreography by David Nixon : Dancers of the Northern Ballet and Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: John Pryce-Jones. Sadler’s Wells, London, 17.5.2011. (JPr) Read more

‘Haunting Handel’ in Sydney

18/05/2011

Handel, Vivaldi: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, 14.5.2011 (ZT) Read more

A Satisfying Tosca in Munich

18/05/2011

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor), National Theatre, Munich, Thursday 12.5.2011 (MC) Read more

Met Live Die Walküre has Problems with an Ambitious Set

16/05/2011

Wagner, Die Walküre, Metropolitan Opera’s latest HD transmission: (directed for TV by Gary Halfvorson) live to the Barbican Cinema, London. 14.5.2011. (JPr) Read more

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