Lehár’s Merry Widow: the Mamma Mia! of its Age

04/12/2012

   Lehár: The Merry Widow (a semi-staged concert version directed by Simon Butteriss): soloists, Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Wilson     (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 2.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

Monteverdi Masterpiece with Lulu-like Heroine

30/11/2012

 Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 27.11.2012 (MB) Read more

ENO’s Carmen a Musical and Dramatic Triumph

22/11/2012

  Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), The Coliseum, London, 21.11.2012. (MB) Read more

Glyndebourne Touring’s Rusalka is a Winner

22/11/2012

  Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Glyndebourne Tour 2012 / Leo McFall (conductor), Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK, 14.11.2012 (PRB) Read more

Pinnock Makes Convincing Case for Haydn’s La vera constanza

21/11/2012

  Haydn, La vera costanza: Soloists, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Trevor Pinnock (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 19.11.2012 (MB) Read more

Covent Garden Revives L’Elisir d’Amore – with More Laughs

14/11/2012

 Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: (Laurent Pelly’s production revived by Daniel Dooner): Soloists, orchestra and chorus of The Royal Opera, Bruno Campanella (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2012. (JPr) Read more

Wexford Festival Opera (1) A Tale of Distraction and Destruction: Cilèa’s L’Arlesiana

13/11/2012

 Ireland Francesco Cilèa: L’Arlesiana: Wexford Opera House, David Angus (Conductor), Wexford, 02.11.2012 (ASB) Read more

Idiosyncratic Productions Dull Manchester’s Appetite for Opera North

13/11/2012

Gounod, Mozart, JanáčekOpera North On TourSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North. Various conductors as shown.The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 6 – 10.11.2012 (RJF) Read more

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