Tannhäuser at L’Opéra Bastille, Much to Admire

02/11/2011

FranceFrance Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Opéra Bastille, 29.10.2011 (MB) Read more

New Local Work on Fedra Mythology Premieres in Buenos Aires

02/11/2011

ArgentinaArgentina  Perusso, Fedra: Soloists andOrchestra of Teatro Colón, Mario Perusso (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 21.10.2011. (JSJ) Read more

A Stunning Carmen at Seattle Opera

02/11/2011

United StatesUnited States Bizet, CarmenSeattle Opera, Soloists, Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 15/28.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

Schønwandt Brings Out Strengths of Berg’s Operatic Masterpiece

31/10/2011

FranceFrance Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris, Michael Schønwandt (conductor). Opéra Bastille, 28.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Stenhammar’s Forgotten Opera Tirfing Triumphantly Revived in Malmö

31/10/2011

SwedenSweden W. Stenhammar, Tirfing: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Malmö Opera / Arnold Östman (conductor), Malmö Opera main stage, Malmö, 30.10.2011. (NS)

Hervardur (Martina Dike, foreground), Gullväg (Ulrika Mjörndal)
& Vidar (Daniel Hällström) © Malin Arnesson

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Konwitschny’s Salome at the Gothenburg Opera: Parts of It Are Excellent

29/10/2011

SwedenSweden  R. Strauss: Salomé,  Soloists,GöteborgsOperan’s Orchestra, Patrik Ringborg (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, 22.10.2011 (NS) Read more

A Fistful of Faust From Barcelona: Schumann’s Scenes With Josep Pons

29/10/2011

SpainSpain R. Schumann, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu. Josep Pons (conductor), Barcelona’s  Liceu, 27.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Musical or Opera? Either Way, Vancouver’s West Side Story is a Winner

24/10/2011

CanadaCanada Bernstein: West Side Story: Vancouver Opera, soloists, Leslie Dala (conductor), Ken Cazan (director), Kinza Tyrrell (assistant conductor), Tracy Flye (choreographer), Cameron Anderson (set designer), Alice Marie Kugler Bristow (costume designer), David Martin Jacques (lighting designer), Andrew Tugwell (sound designer), Paul Gélineau (fight director), Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. 22.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

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