Woe and Whoa! At Rome’s Gioconda

24/10/2012

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

Be prepared! – Tandberg’s Boy Scout “Magic Flute” is in Stockholm

24/10/2012

SwedenSweden  Mozart Tollflöjten (Die Zauberflöte):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, Stefan Klingele, conductor. 17.10.2012 Read more

Palumbo Forces Destiny in Barcelona

21/10/2012

SpainSpain G. Verdi, La Forza del Destino: Soloists, Liceu Orchestra & Chorus, Renato Palumbo (conductor), Liceu, Barcelona, 16-18.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Utopia Unlimited in Buenos Aires

20/10/2012

ArgentinaArgentina Gilbert & Sullivan, Utopia, Limited: Soloists,Chorus and Orchestra of Lírica Lado B. Conductor: Camilo Santostefano, Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires. 29.9.2012. (JSJ) Read more

A “Fidelio” for Our Time, A Triumph of Humanity

16/10/2012

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Fidelio : Seattle Opera, soloists, Asher Fisch (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 13 & 14.10.2012 (BJ) Read more

L’elisir d’amore Launches Met Live in HD 2012/3 Season

15/10/2012

United StatesUnited States Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Maurizio Benini (conductor), new production by Bartlett Sher, directed for television by Gary Halvorson. Met Live in HD broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 13.10.2012. (JPr)

Metropolitan Opera’s L’elisir d’amore (c) Metropolitan Opera

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Heggie Captures Melville’s Vastness and Intimacy

13/10/2012

United StatesUnited States Jake Heggie, Moby-Dick: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 10.10.2012 (HS) Read more

“Elektra” – A Daring Opening Gala Choice

09/10/2012

United StatesUnited States  Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 6.10.2012 (JLZ) Read more

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