Popular Unpopularity: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Madrid


SpainSpain Jules Massenet, Don Quichotte: Soloists, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Intermezzo Choir, Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 19.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Sondra Radvanovsky: The Norma by Which Others will be Judged


SpainSpain Vincenzo Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Orchestra Principado de Asturias, Coro Ópera de Oviedo, Robert Tolomelli (conductor), Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo, 14,12.2011 (JMI) Read more

High-Flying Swallow in Helsinki


FinlandFinland  Puccini, La Rondine: Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 20.12.2011 (GF) Read more

Triply Disappointing, Manifold Delighting: Ariadne auf Valencia


SpainSpain R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Valencia Community Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 16.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Fanciulla Roaring Success In Stockholm


SwedenSweden Puccini, La Fanciulla del West Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 17.12.2011 (Premiere) (GF)  Read more

More “New” Clothes for the Emperor – Turandot in Munich


GermanyGermany Puccini: Turandot, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 17.12.2011 (BM)

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Eva-Maria Westbroek of Mtsensk: Haenchen & Kušej Delight in Madrid


SpainSpain Dmitri Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Soloists, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Coro Intermezzo, Hartmut Haenchen (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 9.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

The Triumphant Return of the Royal Physician to Copenhagen


DenmarkDenmark  Bo Holten, Livlægens besøg (The Visit of the Royal Physician): Bo Holten (conductor), The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, 2.12.2011 (NS) Read more

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