Placido Domingo Holds His Own in Thaïs


SpainSpain Massenet, Thaïs: Seville’s Symphony Orchestra, The Maestranza Chorus,Pedro Halffter (conductor), Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, 31.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Close-ups Do No Favours in Met Live Otello


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Semyon Bychkov. (conductor). Production by Elijah Moshinsky, directed for Met Live in HD 2012/13 by Barbara Willis Sweete  and broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 27.10.2012. (JPr) Read more

Hampson Steals “Boccanegra”


United StatesUnited States  Verdi, Simon Boccanegra: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 20.10.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Tosca In Its Raw Beauty From Juventus Lyrica


ArgentinaArgentina  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica, Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 26.10.2012. (JSJ) Read more

Grand Voices in Grand Grand Don Carlos


FinlandFinland  Verdi Don Carlos:  Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Pietro Rizzo, conductor. Finnish National Opera, Helsinki 19.10.2012. Premiere. GF Read more

Oviedo’s Most Atrocious Lucia


SpainSpain G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Soloists, Oviedo Filarmonía, Oviedo’s Opera Chorus, Marzio Conti (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 20.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

There she blows: Moby-Dick in the Bay Area


United StatesUnited States J. Heggie, Moby-Dick: Soloists, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Patrick Summers (conductor), San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 22.10.2012 (RRR) Read more

Woe and Whoa! At Rome’s Gioconda


ItalyItaly  Ponchielli, La Gioconda:  Teatro dell’Opera, Rome.  Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Rome Opera.  Conductor, Roberto Abbado.  23.10.2012 (JB) Read more

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