Mercadante: How Many Figaros are Enough?


SpainSpain Saverio Mercadante, I Due Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Vienna Philharmonia Chorus, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Madrid Teatro Real, 30.3.2012 (JMI) Read more

Trifling with Die Zauberflöte


ItalyItaly  Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, 31.3.2012 (JB) Read more

Mascagni Double Bill Opens Juventus Lyrica’s 2012 Season


ArgentinaArgentina  Mascagni, L’amico Fritz, Cavalleria Rusticana: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica, Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 23.3.2012. (JSJ) Read more

Handel is Alive and Well at Manchester’s Music Conservatoire


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Xerxes (sung in Italian with surtitles): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music/Roger Hamilton (conductor), Royal Northern College of Music Theatre, Manchester, 22.3.2012 (RJF) Read more

Vancouver’s Barber Survives Transplantation


CanadaCanada  Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Vancouver Opera, soloists, Robert Tweten (conductor), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. 17.3.2012 (BJ) Read more

Unintentional Humor in Händel’s “Rinaldo” at Chicago Lyric


United StatesUnited States  Händel, Rinaldo: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 16.3.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Compelling Das Rheingold Launches Teatro Argentino’s First Ring Cycle


ArgentinaArgentina  Wagner: Das Rheingold: Soloists and Orchestra of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Alejo Pérez, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 17.3.2012. (JSJ) Read more

A Foursome of Mimi Lucia Barcelona


SpainSpain Giacomo Puccini: La bohème: Soloists, Orquestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu, Victor Pablo Pérez (conductor), Barcelona’s Liceu, 12, 13, 15, 16.3.2012 (JMI) Read more

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