Bombast and Passion but Little Subtlety in Medcalf’s Aida

27/02/2012

  Verdi, Aida : Soloists and Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Greenwood (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 23.2.2012 (JPr) Read more

Death of Klinghoffer Lacks Cogency Despite ENO’s Outstanding Production

27/02/2012

John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera, Baldur Brönnimann (conductor), London Coliseum, 25.2.2012 (London Premiere) (CC) Read more

Time Travels with the HMS Pinafore

26/02/2012

 Gilbert & Sullivan, HMS Pinafore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Manchester University Gilbert & Sullivan Society (MUGSS), Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 22.2.2012 (RJW) Read more

Welsh National Opera’s Béatrice et Bénédict

21/02/2012

  Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict, (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Michael Hofstetter, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 17.2.2012 (GPu)

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Scottish Opera Offers Family-Friendly Hansel and Gretel

21/02/2012

  Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Emmanuel Joël-Hornak (conductor),  Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18.2.2011 (SRT) Read more

Exuberant Pappano Conducts a Sparkling Figaro

18/02/2012

 Mozart:  Le nozze di Figaro, Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.2.2012. (JPr) Read more

Vacuous Don Giovanni Production at ROH

18/02/2012

 Mozart: Don Giovanni, Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Constantinos Carydis (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 16.2.2012 (MB) Read more

Singers Attain Vocal and Dramatic Heights in ENO’s Tales of Hoffmann

15/02/2012

  Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Antony Walker (conductor, London Coliseum, London, 10.2.12. (JPr) Read more

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