Promising Singers in Offbeat Version of Mozart’s Magic Flute


Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Royal Academy Opera Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia, Jane Glover (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 14.3.2012 (MB) Read more

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


  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!


 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


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


  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


  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


  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


  Verdi, Aida : Soloists and Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Greenwood (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 23.2.2012 (JPr) Read more

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