WNO’s Moving and Well-Sung La Bohème

05/06/2012

Puccini, La Bohème: (New Production): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 1.6.2012 (GPu) Read more

Scottish Opera’s Tosca Continues to Excite

01/06/2012

 Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera/ Francesco Corti (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 31.5.2012 (SRT) Read more

Caligula Falls Flat despite ENO’s Commitment and Skill

30/05/2012

 Glanert, Caligula (British premiere): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor). The Coliseum, London, 25.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Nelly Miricioiu Sings Title Role in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla

28/05/2012

  Donizetti, Maria Padilla: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Chelsea Opera Group, Brad Cohen (conductor),  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 27.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Fulham Opera Works a Wagnerian Wonder with Modest Means

27/05/2012

 Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists of Fulham Opera, Benjamin Woodward (piano accompanist), Fiona Williams (stage director). St John’s Church, Fulham, London, 25.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

A Don Giovanni with a Difference in Dresden

22/05/2012

  Mozart, Don Giovanni (1787): Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Dresden/Mihkel Kütson (conductor), Semper Opera House, Dresden, Germany 19.5.2012. (MC) Read more

WNO’s Tristan and Isolde Sound but Lacking in Impulse

22/05/2012

  Wagner,  Tristan und Isolde: Soloists. Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,  Lothar Koenigs (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 19.5.2012 (LRK) Read more

Noisy Carsen Falstaff Falls Short of Zeffirelli’s Production

16/05/2012

  Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera / Daniele Gatti (conductor),  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 15.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

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