Woe and Whoa! At Rome’s Gioconda


ItalyItaly  Ponchielli, La Gioconda:  Teatro dell’Opera, Rome.  Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Rome Opera.  Conductor, Roberto Abbado.  23.10.2012 (JB) Read more

Be prepared! – Tandberg’s Boy Scout “Magic Flute” is in Stockholm


SwedenSweden  Mozart Tollflöjten (Die Zauberflöte):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, Stefan Klingele, conductor. 17.10.2012 Read more

Opera North Flies the Flag for Janáček Once Again


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Janáček, The Makropulos Case (sung in English): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North/ Richard Farnes (conductor), Grand Theatre, Leeds, 18.10.2012 (JL) Read more

A Golden Egg and an Outright Turkey among WNO’s Three Touring Productions


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Mozart, Puccini: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 16-18.10.2012 (RJF) Read more

Palumbo Forces Destiny in Barcelona


SpainSpain G. Verdi, La Forza del Destino: Soloists, Liceu Orchestra & Chorus, Renato Palumbo (conductor), Liceu, Barcelona, 16-18.10.2012 (JMI) Read more

Lacklustre Don Giovanni at London Coliseum


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart Don Giovanni (sung in English): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera/Edward Gardner (conductor), 17.10.2012 (CC) Read more

Utopia Unlimited in Buenos Aires


ArgentinaArgentina Gilbert & Sullivan, Utopia, Limited: Soloists,Chorus and Orchestra of Lírica Lado B. Conductor: Camilo Santostefano, Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires. 29.9.2012. (JSJ) Read more

A “Fidelio” for Our Time, A Triumph of Humanity


United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Fidelio : Seattle Opera, soloists, Asher Fisch (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 13 & 14.10.2012 (BJ) Read more

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