Pinnock Makes Convincing Case for Haydn’s La vera constanza


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Haydn, La vera costanza: Soloists, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Trevor Pinnock (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 19.11.2012 (MB) Read more

Spectacular Sets And A Mixed Vocal Cast in Valencia’s Rigoletto


SpainSpain  Verdi, Rigoletto: Orchestra Comunitat Valenciana, Chorus Generalitat Valenciana, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts, 13.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

New Mexican Tenor Triumphs as Barcelona’s Nemorino


SpainSpain  Donizetti, L’Elisir d’Amore: Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus, Daniele Callegari (Conductor), Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu, 11.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

Covent Garden Revives L’Elisir d’Amore – with More Laughs


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: (Laurent Pelly’s production revived by Daniel Dooner): Soloists, orchestra and chorus of The Royal Opera, Bruno Campanella (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2012. (JPr) Read more

Mozart Triumphs Over Chairs in Alternative Don Giovanni


United StatesUnited States  Mozart, Don Giovanni: Portland Opera, soloists, George Manahan (conductor and harpsichord), Christopher Alden (director), Paul Steinberg (set), Terese Wadden (costumes), Aaron J. Black (lighting), Clinton Smith (chorus master), Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, 10.11.2011 (BJ) Read more

Wexford Festival Opera (1) A Tale of Distraction and Destruction: Cilèa’s L’Arlesiana


 Ireland Francesco Cilèa: L’Arlesiana: Wexford Opera House, David Angus (Conductor), Wexford, 02.11.2012 (ASB) Read more

Idiosyncratic Productions Dull Manchester’s Appetite for Opera North


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gounod, Mozart, JanáčekOpera North On TourSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North. Various conductors as shown.The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 6 – 10.11.2012 (RJF) Read more

Runnicles’ Magnificent Tristan: Part Two


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berlioz and Wagner: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 11.11.2012 (SRT) Read more

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