Monstrous Sir John Celebrates 35 Years in Opera


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Harrison Birtwistle, The Minotaur: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of The Royal Opera, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Covent Garden, London 17.1.2013 (JPr) Read more

Humperdinck Not Just for Children


United StatesUnited States Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel:Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Anima: Young Singers of Greater Chicago, Ward Stare (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 11.1.2013 (JLZ) Read more

A Stunningly Inventive Fairy-Tale Triumph


United StatesUnited States Rossini, La Cenerentola: Seattle Opera, soloists, Giacomo Sagripanti (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 12.1.2013 (BJ) Read more

Outstanding Tannhäuser Kicks Off Wagner Anniversary


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Wagner: Tannhäuser: Soloists,Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, conductor: Marc Albrecht, Zurich Opera, Zurich. 13.1.2013. (JR) Read more

Barcelona’s Magnificent Atrocious Hersalka


SpainSpain A. Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Barcelona’s Liceu, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 11.1.2013 (JMI) Read more

The Blinding Beauty of Netrebko’s Iolanta


SpainSpain P.I. Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Soloists, Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10.1.2013 (JMI) Read more

Rare Pirates at Barcelona’s Liceu


SpainSpain Bellini, Il Pirata: Soloists, Liceu Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Antonino Fogliani (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 7.1.2013 (JMI) Read more

Another Fine Performance from Hymel in Met’s Les Troyens


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Met Live in HD 2012/13, Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor Fabio Luisi;   production by Francesca Zambello, directed for live cinema by Barbara Willis Sweete) and broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 5.1.2013. (JPr) Read more

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