Musical Rewards Trump Time-Shifted “Lohengrin”

10/11/2012

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

07/11/2012

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

06/11/2012

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

06/11/2012

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

05/11/2012

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

05/11/2012

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

03/11/2012

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

01/11/2012

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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