Adès’ “Tempest” in HD Buffeted by Close-Ups – and Intermission


United StatesUnited States Adès, The Tempest: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, Thomas Adès (conductor), Robert Lepage (production), Gary Halvorson (director). Met Live in HD encore broadcast to the Galaxy Theatre, Gig Harbor, Washington, 28.11.2012. (BJ) Read more

Controversial Colón Ring


ArgentinaArgentina  Wagner (adapted by Cord Garben), Colón Ring: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Roberto Paternostro, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 30.11.2012. (JSJ) Read more

A Libretto to Envy, Written on Skin


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


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


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


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


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


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

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