Claus Guth’s Pelléas and Mélisande, Domestic


GermanyGermany C. Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Frankfurt Museum & Opera Orchestra, Friedemann Layer (conductor), Frankfurt Opera, 18.11.2012 (JFL) Read more

Enterprising Theater an der Wien Stages Hindemith Opera


AustriaAustria  Hindemith, Mathis der Maler: Soloists, Slovak Philharmonic Choir (chorus mistress: Blanka Juhaňaková), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 16.12.2012 (MB) Read more

Theatrical Tosca : Naglestad and Giordano impress


SwitzerlandSwitzerland  Puccini, Tosca:   Soloists,Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, conductor:Marco Amiliato, Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.12.2012. (JR) Read more

A Teatro Real Macbeth That Nobody Understands


SpainSpain  G. Verdi, Macbeth: Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Teodor Currentzis (conductor), Madrid Teatro Real, 5.12.2012 (JMI) Read more

A Memorably Symphonic La Bohème In Valencia


SpainSpain  Puccini: La Bohème:   Orchestra Comunitat Valenciana, Choir Generalitat Valenciana, Riccardo Chailly (conductor). Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts 2.12.2012 (JMI) Read more

Some First Rate Singing in Seville’s Siegfried


SpainSpain Wagner: Siegfried, Seville Symphony Orchestra, Pedro Halffter (conductor). Sevilla Teatro de la Maestranza, 12.12.2012 (JMI) Read more

Prequel to Così Fan Tutte: So, Do They All?


United StatesUnited States Jonathan Dawe, Così Faran Tutti, Orchestra of the Second Instrumental Unit, Ryan McAdams (conductor), Company XIV, Austin McCormick (Choreography), The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York, 13.12.2012 (SSM) Read more

Satire and Pathos—Opera Company Extends its Stylistic Range


CanadaCanada Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Vancouver Opera, soloists, Jonathan Darlington (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. 9.12.2012 (BJ) Read more

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