Scottish Opera Offers Family-Friendly Hansel and Gretel


  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


 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


 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


  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

Love on a Tombstone in WNO’s La Traviata


 Verdi: La traviata (Revival premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Julia Jones (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.2.2012. (GPu) Read more

Banal Libretto Lets Down Harvey’s Wagner Dream


Jonathan Harvey, Wagner’s Dream (British premiere): Soloists, Actors, Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM computer music designer), Franck Rossi (IRCAM sound engineer), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 29.1.2012 (MB) Read more

Splendid New Production of Norma by Opera North


Bellini, Norma:   Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, Oliver von Dohnányi (conductor), Grand Theatre, Leeds, 28.1.2012 (JL) Read more

Delightful Rosenkavalier from English National Opera


Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Edward Gardner (conductor), Coliseum, London, 28.1.2012 (MB) Read more

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