A Libretto to Envy, Written on Skin

03/12/2012

FranceFrance G. Benjamin, Written on Skin: Soloists, Capitole National Orchestra, Franck Ollu (conductor), Thèâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, 25.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

Polenzani Makes a Heady Werther

01/12/2012

United StatesUnited States Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 23.11.2012 (JLZ) Read more

The Pirate King of Genoa

01/12/2012

ItalyItaly Verdi, Simon BoccanegraChorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera,Rome.  Conductor, Riccardo Muti.  Chorus Master, Roberto Gabbiani.  29.11.2012 (JB) Read more

Donizetti Bore, Strasnoy Firecracker

30/11/2012

GermanyGermany G. Donizetti / O. Strasnoy, I pazzi per progetto / Le Bal: Soloists, Munich Radio Orchestra, Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Prinzregenten Theater, Munich, 14.11.2012 (JFL) Read more

Widmann’s Babylon Reaches High, Ends up Confused

29/11/2012

GermanyGermany J. Widmann, Babylon: Soloists, Bavarian State Orchestra, Kent Nagano (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 31.10.2012 (JFL) Read more

Janowski’s Gripping Walküre Well Paced and Richly Detailed

28/11/2012

GermanyGermany Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Marek Janowski (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 24.11.2012. (JPr) Read more

A Barrel of Verdian Laughs

26/11/2012

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Un giorno di regno: Soloists, Keith Chambers (piano), Peter Kazaras (director), Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 17.11.2012 (BJ) Read more

The Met’s Moor in Mumbai

26/11/2012

IndiaIndia Verdi: “Otello” “The Met: Live in HD” screening. Godrej Dance Academy Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, 24.11.2012 (JSM) Read more

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