WNO’s La Bohème Provides an Evening of Powerful Theatre

10/09/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La Bohème (Production Revival): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Simon Phillippo (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 8.9.2012 (GPu) Read more

Triumphant Makropulos in Helsinki

07/09/2012

FinlandFinland. Janacek The Makropulos Affair. Soloists, orchestra of the Finnish National Opera. Mikko Franck (conductor). 31.8.2012. Premiere. (GF) Read more

San Sebastian: Ivan the Most Wonderful

05/09/2012

SpainSpain S. Prokofiev, Ivan the Terrible: Soloists, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orfeón Donostiarra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Kursaal, San Sebastian, 27.8.2012 (JMI) Read more

The Two Figaros at Teatro Colón

05/09/2012

ArgentinaArgentina  Mercadante, I Due Figaro: Soloists, Vienna Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini. Conductor: Riccardo Muti, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 28.8.2012. (JSJ) Read more

Notes from the 2012 Salzburg Festival – 12

04/09/2012

AustriaAustria B.A. Zimmermann, Die Soldaten: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Salzburg Festival Children’s Chorus, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor), Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 24.8.2012 (JFL) Read more

Prom 60: Glyndebourne’s Figaro Sparkles with Merriment

31/08/2012

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (complete) Soloists,Glyndebourne Festival Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Robin Ticciati, Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.8.2011. (CC) Read more

Bayreuth Festival 2012 [5]: Beautiful and Emotionally Compelling Parsifal

31/08/2012

GermanyGermany Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 28.8.2012. (JPr)

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Bayreuth Festival 2012 [4]: “Diluted” Tannhäuser is Festival Highlight

29/08/2012

GermanyGermany Wagner, Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. Conductor: Christian Thielemann. Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 27.8.2012. (JPr)

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