WNO’s La Bohème Provides an Evening of Powerful Theatre


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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