BARITONE SIMON MECHLIŃSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE

05/12/2018

Robert Beattie interviews Simon Mechliński

Simon Mechliński (c) Zbychu Nowak

The Wexford Opera Festival is famous for introducing rare, neglected and new works to the public. It also provides a forum for young performers to make their mark on the world. One such performer at this year’s Festival was 25-year-old Polish baritone, Simon Mechliński, who performed in Mercandante’s Il bravo (click here) and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (click here). Read more

Julia Wolfe’s Powerful Reflection on Those Who Labored and Died in Coal Mines

05/12/2018

United StatesUnited States Julia Wolfe, Anthracite Fields: Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street / Julian Wachner (conductor), Jeff Sugg (Scenography and Projection Design), Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, New York, 1.12.2018. (RP)

Anthracite Fields (Phoebe Snow on the train to Buffalo)
© Richard Termine

Read more

A Musically Outstanding Turandot at the Teatro Real

04/12/2018

SpainSpain Puccini, TurandotTeatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2 & 3.12.2018. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Turandot © J. del Real

Read more

A Storybook Cendrillon from Laurent Pelly

04/12/2018

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 1.12.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Cendrillon © Todd Rosenberg

Read more

A Lively, Enthusiastic Young Cast for the RCM’s Figaro

04/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus (chorus master: Leanne Singh-Levett) and Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.11.2018. (MB)

Read more

Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Penderecki’s ‘Metamorphosen’ with the RSNO

04/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Penderecki, Tchaikovsky: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 1.12.2018 (GT)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (c) Monika Höfler

Read more

Keenlyside and Martineau on Top Form in German and French Repertoire

03/12/2018

CanadaCanada Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert: Sir Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 25.11.2018. (GN)

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

Read more

A Love-In for Peace, Justice and Righteousness – Remembering Robert De Cormier

03/12/2018

United StatesUnited States A Celebration of the Life and Music of Robert De Cormier: David Ralph (piano) / John Daly Goodwin (conductor), Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York, 30.11.2018. (RP)

Robert De Cormier

Robert De Cormier

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! BBC Proms turns 125 years old – 17 July to 12 September 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera North in 2020-2021 – postponements and plans __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season __________________________________
  • NEW! Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance __________________________________
  • NEW! 69th Wexford Festival Opera – 11 to 18 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Dresden’s Semperoper reopens with Anna Netrebko on 19 June __________________________________
  • NEW! Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in 2020-21 __________________________________
  • NEW! LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck __________________________________
  • NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update __________________________________
  • NEW! Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown __________________________________
  • NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June __________________________________
  • NEW! A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival’s 2020 online series of concerts and talks __________________________________
  • The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • Musikfest Berlin 2020 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Search S&H

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! We’ll be back! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra weathering the Covid-19 storm __________________________________
  • NEW! World Ballet School Day – inaugural edition 7 July 2020 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience __________________________________
  • NEW! The Music Critics Association of North America Best New Opera Award to Blue __________________________________
  • NEW! Lincoln Center honors Pride with a light installation on its iconic plaza __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Dame Vera Lynn (1917-2020): Did we really need Vera Lynn during the war? __________________________________
  • NEW! What price Sherlock Holmes? __________________________________
  • NEW! BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news __________________________________
  • NEW! Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York __________________________________
  • NEW! Educating Rita, says who? __________________________________
  • NEW! 2020 Three Choirs Festival – postponed __________________________________
  • NEW! ACCOMPANIST OR PARTNER? PIANIST SUSIE ALLAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN QUINN __________________________________
  • NEW! Need to escape reality? Enter into the magical world of composer David Hertzberg __________________________________
  • NEW! BTHVN2020 – Beethoven anniversary goes into overtime __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month