Musical Rewards Trump Time-Shifted “Lohengrin”


United StatesUnited States Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 3.11.2012 (HS) Read more

Pepita Jiménez Premieres With Age Restriction at Teatro Argentino


ArgentinaArgentina  Albéniz, Pepita Jiménez: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Manuel Coves, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 28.10.2012. (JSJ) Read more

ENO’s Pilgrim Progresses via Death Row


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera, Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Coliseum, London. 5.11.2012 (JQ) Read more

Two Italian Views Of Imprisonment at the Teatro Real


SpainSpain  L. Dallapicolla, Il Prigioniero, G. Puccini: Suor AngelicaTeatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor), Madrid Teatro Real, 2 & 3.11.2012 (JMI) Read more

Vocal Cast Makes the Difference in Handel’s Rodelinda


SpainSpain G. F. Handel, Rodelinda: Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor), Madrid National Auditorium, 28.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Placido Domingo Holds His Own in Thaïs


SpainSpain Massenet, Thaïs: Seville’s Symphony Orchestra, The Maestranza Chorus,Pedro Halffter (conductor), Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, 31.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Heritage Opera’s La Bohème Brings Tears to the Eyes


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini: La Bohème: Heritage Opera, Benjamin Cox (electric piano), Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire, 1.11.2012. (MC) Read more

Close-ups Do No Favours in Met Live Otello


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Semyon Bychkov. (conductor). Production by Elijah Moshinsky, directed for Met Live in HD 2012/13 by Barbara Willis Sweete  and broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 27.10.2012. (JPr) Read more

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