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

Love and Deceit in Ponnelle’s Venerable Don Pasquale


United StatesUnited States  Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 8.12.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Wexford Festival (2) Less Would Have Been More for Chabrier’s Le Roi Malgré Lui


 Ireland Emmanuel Chabrier, Le Roi malgré lui: Wexford Opera House, Jean-Luc Tingaud (Conductor), Wexford, 03.11.2012 (ASB) Read more

Witch Steals the Show in Viennese Hänsel und Gretel


AustriaAustria Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Guido Mancusi (conductor), Volksoper, Vienna, 8.12.2012 (MB) Read more

Flying Welshman Triumphs in Zurich


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Wagner The Flying Dutchman: Soloists,Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, conductor: Alain Altinoglu, Zurich Opera, Zurich. 9.12.2012. (JR) Read more

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