Noisy Carsen Falstaff Falls Short of Zeffirelli’s Production


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

Anthony Minghella’s Madam Butterfly at ENO


  Puccini, Madam Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera, conducted by Oleg Caetani. The London Coliseum, London, 8.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Veteran – Even Vintage – La bohème Still Satisfies at Covent Garden


  Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 30.4.2012.  (JPr) Read more

ENO’s Flying Dutchman – Fascinating and Stimulating


  Wagner: The Flying Dutchman:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera /Edward Gardner. London Coliseum, 28.4.2012 (CC)

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Don Giovanni in London Heaven – RC Theatre’s Persuasive Mozart


 Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Orchestra, Colin Pettet (conductor). Heaven, London, 23.4.2012 (MB)

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LSO’s Concert Performance of Der Freischütz Lacks Drama


 Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 21.4.2012. (JPr) Read more

A Winning Fille du Régiment at Covent Garden


   Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Yves Abel(conductor, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 19.4.2012 (CC) Read more

ENO Sets an Example in Staging Wolfgang Rihm Chamber Opera


 Wolfgang Rihm, Jakob Lenz: Soloists, Members of Orchestra of the English National Opera / Alexander Ingram (conductor). Hampstead Theatre, 19.4.2012 (MB) Read more

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