A Storming Otello from Opera North

18/01/2013

 Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, Richard Farnes (Conductor), Grand Theatre,  Leeds, 16.1.2013 (JL) Read more

High Jinks from Companiable La bohème Cast

17/01/2013

  Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Broadcast to the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly, London, 15.1.2012. (JPr) Read more

Hymel is Devilishly Good in Lead Role in Meyerbeer’s Robert

23/12/2012

  Meyerbeer, Robert le Diable: Soloist, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor). 18.12.2012 Read more

Bryn Terfel on Top Form in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman

17/12/2012

 Wagner, The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Zurich Opera House / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 15.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

Met’s Un Ballo has Echoes of Alden’s 1989 Production for ENO

11/12/2012

 Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Fabio Luisi. (Production by David Alden; directed for live cinema by Matthew Diamond; broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 8.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

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

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