Longborough Festival Opera’s Così with a modern slant


Mozart,  Così fan tutte: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera/Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), Longborough, 16.6.2011 (RJ) Read more

Semi-staged Barbican Idomeneo lives up to expectations


Mozart, Idomeneo, re di Creta, K 366: (Semi-Staged Performance)   Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir/Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor) Barbican Hall, London,  11.6.2011 (GD) Read more

Routine Tosca lacks lyricism and pathos


Puccini, Tosca : Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Covent Garden, London, 14.6.2011 (JPr) Read more

Holland Park Opera makes a good job of rather poor Mascagni


Mascagni, L’amico Fritz: Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Stuart Stratford (conductor), 10.6.2011 (GDn) Read more

Simon Boccanegra at English National Opera


Verdi, Simon Boccanegra : (Sung in English) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera/Edward Gardner. London Coliseum, 8.6.2011 (CC) Read more

Opera Holland Park’s Light As A Feather Don Pasquale


Donizetti, Don Pasquale : Soloists, Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Bonynge (conductor) 7.6.2011 (GDn) Read more

Welsh National Opera’s Turandot – A Second Opinion


Puccini, Turandot: (Revival) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, 3.6.2011 (GPu) Read more

Scottish Opera’s Rigoletto in Edinburgh


Verdi, Rigoletto : Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Conductor: Tobias Ringborg. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 28.5.2011 ( SRT ) Read more

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