An Opera Salvaged from the Holocaust


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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

Two Italian Views Of Imprisonment at the Teatro Real


SpainSpain  L. Dallapicolla, Il Prigioniero, G. Puccini: Suor AngelicaTeatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor), Madrid Teatro Real, 2 & 3.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

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