The Royal Opera Revives David McVicar’s Production of Adriana Lecouvreur

08/02/2017

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, dancers, chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 7.2.2017. (JPr)

ANGELA GHEORGHIU AS ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, BRIAN JAGDE AS MAURIZIO © ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE

Angela Gheorghiu (Adriana Lecouvreur) & Brian Jagde (Maurizio) (c) Catherine Ashmore

Read more

Innovative tricks in Opera North’s New, Musically Distinguished Hansel and Gretel

05/02/2017

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists and Chorus of Opera North / Christophe Altstaedt, Grand Theatre, Leeds. 2.2.2017. (JL)

H&G

Fflur Wyn as Gretel and Katie Bray as Hansel (c) Robert Workman

Read more

Jonathan Miller’s Rigoletto Comes Round Again at ENO

05/02/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 4.2.2017. (JPr)

Rigoletto3

Monterone (Nicholas Folwell) & Rigoletto (Nicholas Pallesen) (c) Alastair Muir

Read more

Laughter in the Dark: Scottish Opera Pass the Test of Glass’s The Trial

05/02/2017

Philip Glass, The TrialSoloists of Scottish Opera / Derek Clark (conductor),  King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 3.2.2017. (SRT)

Nicholas Lester, Paul Carey Jones and Daniel Norman in The Trial. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit James Glossop.

Nicholas Lester, Paul Carey Jones and Daniel Norman in The Trial (c) James Glossop

Read more

Spectacular effects from Opera North in supporting a flawed musical drama

27/01/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, The Snow Maiden: Soloists and Chorus of Opera North/Leo McFall, Grand Theatre, Leeds, 21.1.2017. (JL)

Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith.

The Ice Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

Read more

Much to Admire in the LPO’s Fidelio – but not the Misguided Semi-Staging

23/01/2017

Beethoven – Fidelio (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Simon Williams and Helen Ryan (narrators), London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski. Royal Festival Hall, London 21.1.2017. (JPr)

Fidelio, Belief & Beyond Belief.

LPO’s Fidelio (c) Simon Jay Price

Read more

Jonas Kaufmann Returns from Illness in a Perplexing Production of Lohengrin

23/01/2017

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: José Luis Basso) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 21.1.2017. (MB)

jonas-kaufmann-januar-2017-lohengrin-opera-paris-102-_h-558_v-img__16__9__xl_w-994_-e1d284d92729d9396a907e303225e0f2d9fa53b4

Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin) & Martina Serafin (Elsa) (c) Monika Rittershaus/Opéra national de Paris

Read more

Opera Warwick’s Die Fledermaus in Coventry

22/01/2017

Johann Strauss:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Warwick / Paul McGrath (conductor), University of Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, 19.1.2017. (RD)

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly); photo credit - Warwick Opera.

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly) (c) Peter Marsh/ashmorevisuals

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2017 features Salieri’s The School of Jealousy __________________________________
  • NEW! Leeds Lieder Announces Seventh Festival of Song for April __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera Announces its 2017/2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season __________________________________
  • NEW! General Booking is Now Open for Longborough Festival Opera 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! 2017 Lucerne Summer Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at London’s Southbank Centre in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music in 2017-18 at London’s Barbican __________________________________
  • NEW! 2017 50th Blossom Music Festival season in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio __________________________________
  • NEW! The Carnegie Hall 2017-2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview of the LA Opera 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2017 Season in its New Opera House __________________________________
  • NEW! Garsington Opera’s Extended 2017 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017-18 Barbican Classical Music Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • UPDATED IN MEMORIAM NICOLAI GEDDA (1925-2017) __________________________________
  • NEW! Culture and the Coast: Garsington’s Opera for All and the new Coastal Culture Network __________________________________
  • NEW! BARITONE MICHAEL VOLLE IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST ALEXANDER KARPEYEV IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! Reviews of Opera in Mumbai: A Gala and La Bohème Revisited __________________________________
  • NEW! FIVE YOUNG SINGERS JOIN THE JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS FOR 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! THE SOPRANO ELISABETH MEISTER: FIGHTING BACK FROM WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU AND INSPIRING OTHERS __________________________________
  • NEW! REVIEWERS OF SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PICK THEIR BEST OF 2016 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Mastersingers Celebrate Wagner Past and Present with the Rehearsal Orchestra __________________________________
  • NEW! MARTYN BRABBINS IS ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA’S NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H