Memorable Singing as Paris Opéra Stages Carsen’s Rusalka

05/02/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: Alessandro di Stefano), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 29.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Rusalka (c) Guergana Damianova/Opéra national de Paris

Read more

Frankfurt Opera’s New, Unconvincing Production of La forza del destino

04/02/2019

Verdi, La forza del destino: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester / Jader Bignamini (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 3.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s La forza del destino © M. Rittershaus

Read more

Alagna and Kurzak Lift Richard Eyre’s Met Opera Carmen Revival to Another Level

03/02/2019

The Met: Live in HD – Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Louis Langrée (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 2.2.2019. (JPr)

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) & Roberto Alagna (Don José) (c) The Metropolitan Opera

Read more

A Compelling Cast Shines in Frankfurt Opera’s Xerxes

03/02/2019

Handel, Xerxes: Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester / Constantinos Carydis (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 2.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s Xerxes © B. Aumüller

Read more

Frankfurt Opera’s Convincing Revival of the Claus Guth Production of Strauss’s Daphne

02/02/2019

 Strauss, Daphne: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Sebastian Weigle (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 1.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s Daphne © B. Aumüller

Read more

Tcherniakov’s Les Troyens for Paris Opéra Will Surely Prove a Turning-Point in its Chequered Fortunes

02/02/2019

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: José Luis Basso), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 28.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Les Troyens (c) Vincent Pontet/Opéra national de Paris

Read more

Jaho, Castronovo and Domingo Breathe New Life into a 25th Anniversary Royal Opera Traviata

31/01/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 30.1.2019. (JPr)

Plácido Domingo (Georgio Germont) & Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

Read more

The Paris Opéra Stages an Oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti

30/01/2019

A. Scarlatti, Il primo omicidio: Soloists, B’Rock Orchestra / René Jacobs (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 26.1.2019. (MB)

Il primo omicidio(c) Bernd Uhlig/Opéra national de Paris)

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

MW

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! ENB in 2019-2020 and Updates on their New London City Island Home __________________________________
  • NEW! Let’s Dance International Frontiers 29 April – 11 May 2019 in Leicester __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Longborough Festival Opera’s 2019 Season __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Carnegie Hall 2019-2020 Season Highlights __________________________________
  • NEW! Bampton Classical Opera’s 2019 Performances of Stephen Storace’s Gli sposi malcontenti __________________________________
  • NEW! Nevill Holt Opera’s 2019 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! 2019 Aldeburgh Festival at the Snape Maltings in June __________________________________
  • NEW! Garsington Opera’s 2019 30th Anniversary Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Venus Unwrapped: Kings Place’s Year-Long Focus on Women Composers __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Buenos Aires in 2019 – Largely Traditional __________________________________
  • NEW! Looking Ahead to the 2019 Lucerne Festivals __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Holland Park’s 2019 Season __________________________________
  • The Royal Opera House’s Exciting 2018/19 Cinema Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • NEW! In August Fulham Opera’s Most Ambitious Project to Date – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg __________________________________
  • R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929-2019) __________________________________
  • NEW! CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • NEW! Ivan Putrov’s Against the Stream Ballet Gala Night on 7 April __________________________________
  • NEW! London To Hear Long-Overdue Revival of Parry’s Oratorio Judith in April __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • NEW! Ik zeg: NU: I say now, now … an interview with Richard Causton __________________________________
  • NEW! CONDUCTOR ÁDÁM FISCHER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! SOPRANO ELENA MOȘUC IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY CREEL __________________________________
  • NEW! MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • NEW! A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! THE TENOR RUSSELL THOMAS IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month