Met’s Traditional Götterdämmerung Boasts a Strong Cast

16/02/2012

United StatesUnited States  Met Live in HD 2011/12, Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Produced by Robert Lepage, directed for TV by Gary Halvorson and broadcast to the Renoir Cinema, London, 11.02.12. (JPr) Read more

Creepy Bartok and Swinging Bernstein in Stockholm

15/02/2012

SwedenSweden  Bartok, Bernstein: Soloists, orchestra of the Stockholm Royal Opera. Gregor Bühl (conductor). Stockholm Royal Opera. 4.2.2012 (Premiere) (GF) Read more

Impresario & Diva: Rare Mozart and Haydn in Bilbao

12/02/2012

SpainSpain Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Der Schaupieldirektor & Franz Josef Haydn, La Canterina: Soloists, Bizkaia Symphony Orchestra, Pablo Mielgo (Conductor), Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao, 3.2.2012 (JMI) Read more

A Body of Art: Munich’s Rheingold

10/02/2012

GermanyGermany R. Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Kent Nagano (conductor), Bavarian State Orchestra, National Theater, Munich, 9.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

Compelling Verismo Double Bill in Copenhagen

31/01/2012

DenmarkDenmark Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Stefano Ranzani (conductor), Royal Danish Orchestra and Opera Chorus, The Royal Danish Boys’ Choir, and Gentofte and Jægersporg Church Girl’s Choir, Operaen, Copenhagen, 22.01.2012 (NS) Read more

Julius Caesar in Helsinki – Superb Singing, Controversial Concept

25/01/2012

FinlandFinland Handel, Julius CaesarHelsinki Baroque Orchestra in cooperation with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, soloists, Howard Arman (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. 20.1.2012 (GF)

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Seattle Opera’s Attila is a Mixed Success

19/01/2012

United StatesUnited States  Verdi, Attila: Seattle Opera, Soloists, Carlo Montanaro (conductor). McCaw Hall, Seattle, 14.1.2012 (BJ) Read more

Kitchen Sink Realism for Merikanto’s Juha

11/01/2012

FinlandFinland  Aarre Merikanto: Juha Finnish National Opera, Kurt Kopecky (conductor), Helsinki. 21.12.2011 (GF) Read more

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