Leo Nucci Excels As Germont In Covent Garden’s La Traviata


  Verdi La traviata (Cast 1):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor), 3.10.2011 (CC) Read more

Bewildering Marriage of Figaro by the ENO


   Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor). Coliseum, London, 5.10.2011 (MB)

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Dramatic and Reverential Verdi Opens Andris Nelson’s New CBSO Season


  Verdi, Requiem: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons (Conductor), CBSO Chorus (Chorus Master – Julian Wilkins) and Soloists, Kristine Opolais (Soprano),  Mihoko Fujimura (Mezzo) , Pavel Černoch (Tenor) & Jan Martinik (Bass) Birmingham Symphony Hall, 22.9.2011 (GR).

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Evelino Pidò invokes the heavenly and the hellish in Gounod’s Faust


  Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Evelino Pidò (conductor). 18.9.2011 (CC)

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Satisfying, richly theatrical Rossini from Welsh National Opera


  Rossini, The Barber of Seville: (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.09.2011 (GPu)

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Young Vic outperforms London’s opera houses with Street Scene


 Kurt Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Lewisham Choral Society and BBC Concert Orchestra / conducted by James Lockhart (conductor), Young Vic, London, 20.9.11. (JPr) Read more

A rewarding and satisfying Don Giovanni from Welsh National Opera


  Mozart, Don Giovanni: (Premiere) Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Lothar Koenigs, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 16.9.2011 (GPu) Read more

Maestro Pappano displays perfect mastery in three Puccini miniatures


  Puccini, Il trittico: Richard Jones’s new productions of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica and a revival of his Gianni Schicchi; soloists and chorus of Royal Opera, Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 12.9.11. (JPr) Read more

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