Opera with Ears of an Ass

24/11/2012

TurkeyTurkey F. Tüzün, Midas’ýn Kulaklari: Soloists, Istanbul State Opera Orchestra, Serdar Yalçin (conductor), Süreyya Opera House, İstanbul, 6.11.2012 (JFL) Read more

An Opera Salvaged from the Holocaust

24/11/2012

United StatesUnited States  Bloch, Lavry, and Ullmann:  Soloists, Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Erich Parce (director), chamber orchestra; Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 16.11.2012 (BJ) Read more

Imagine a Magic Flute Without Sonority

22/11/2012

ItalyItaly  Mozart, Die Zauberflöte in concert form:  Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin.  RIAS Kammerchor.  Conductor, René Jacobs. Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.  Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome.  21.11.2012 (JB) Read more

Spectacular Sets And A Mixed Vocal Cast in Valencia’s Rigoletto

15/11/2012

SpainSpain  Verdi, Rigoletto: Orchestra Comunitat Valenciana, Chorus Generalitat Valenciana, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts, 13.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

New Mexican Tenor Triumphs as Barcelona’s Nemorino

15/11/2012

SpainSpain  Donizetti, L’Elisir d’Amore: Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus, Daniele Callegari (Conductor), Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu, 11.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

Mozart Triumphs Over Chairs in Alternative Don Giovanni

14/11/2012

United StatesUnited States  Mozart, Don Giovanni: Portland Opera, soloists, George Manahan (conductor and harpsichord), Christopher Alden (director), Paul Steinberg (set), Terese Wadden (costumes), Aaron J. Black (lighting), Clinton Smith (chorus master), Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, 10.11.2011 (BJ) Read more

Musical Rewards Trump Time-Shifted “Lohengrin”

10/11/2012

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 3.11.2012 (HS) Read more

Pepita Jiménez Premieres With Age Restriction at Teatro Argentino

07/11/2012

ArgentinaArgentina  Albéniz, Pepita Jiménez: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Manuel Coves, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 28.10.2012. (JSJ) Read more

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