Promising Singers in Offbeat Version of Mozart’s Magic Flute

17/03/2012

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

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

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