Banal Libretto and Unadventurous Score Mar Judith Weir’s New Opera

13/03/2012

  Judith Weir, Miss Fortune (British premiere): Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Paul Daniel (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 12.3.2012 (MB) Read more

Classical Opera Performs Lucio Silla, Mozart’s Underrated Opera!

10/03/2012

 Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135: (Concert Performance) Soloists of Classical Opera, Orchestra of Classical Opera, Members of the Lucio Silla Chorus / Ian Page. (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 8.3.2012 (MMB) Read more

Opera North Serves Up Baroque, Bel Canto and Verismo in Salford

05/03/2012

Puccini, Bellini, Handel: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North. The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 28.2.2012 – 3.3. 2012. (RJF)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly(1904). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

Bellini: Norma (1831). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

Handel: Giulio Cesare (1724). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English. Read more

No Fairy Tale Lyricism in ROH’s Disturbing Rusalka

28/02/2012

  Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.2.2012. (JPr) Read more

Excellent Concert Version of La Clemenza in London

28/02/2012

  Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, DeutscheKammerchor, Soloists / Louis Langree (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 22.2.2012. (GD) Read more

The Women Outshine the Men in WNO’s Marriage of Figaro

28/02/2012

  Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Revival premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, / Anthony Negus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 25.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

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

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