Best Ever Magic Flute in Budapest

30/05/2011

W.A. Mozart, The Magic Flute: Vígszínház (Comedy Theater), Budapest 14.5.11 (BM) Read more

Fascinating Poulenc and refreshing Stravinsky in Royal Ballet’s triple bill.

29/05/2011

Stravinsky and Poulenc: Thomas Trotter (organ), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.5.2011 (MB) Read more

A “western” Butterfly in La Plata: Madama Butterfly in Argentina

25/05/2011

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Tulio Gagliardo, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 15.5.2011. (JSJ)

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Diana Damrau Superstar: Triumphant Lucia di Lammermoor in Bilbao

25/05/2011

G. Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSoloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Coro de Ópera de Bilbao. Conductor: Carlo Montanaro. Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao. 20.05.2011 (JMI)
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Handel’s Belshazzar in Toulouse

25/05/2011

Handel, Belshazzar: Soloists, Berlin’s Akademie für Alte Musik, RIAS Kammerchor. Conductor: René Jacobs. Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. 22.5.2011 (JMI) Read more

Flute Magic: Seattle Opera’s Die Zauberflöte in Double Time

24/05/2011

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Seattle Opera, soloists, Gary Thor Wedow (conductor), Chris Alexander (director), Rosa Mercedes (choreographer), Robert Dahlstrom with Robert Schaub (set design), Zandra Rhodes (costumes), Duane Schuler (lighting designer), Beth Kirchhoff (chorus director), Philip A. Kelsey and David McDade (musical preparation), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 7-8.5.2011 (BJ) Read more

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

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