Reinterpreting Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar as a Ballet

19/04/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Peter Salem, A Streetcar Named Desire: Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18.4.2012 (SRT) Read more

Rigoletto by Satellite

18/04/2012

ItalyItaly   Verdi, Rigoletto: (from London via satellite),Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), screened at the cinema piccolissimo, Ciampino, 17.3.2012 (JB) Read more

Maria Stuarda in British Columbia

17/04/2012

CanadaCanada  Donizetti, Maria Stuarda: Pacific Opera Victoria, soloists, Victoria Symphony, Timothy Vernon (conductor), Royal Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia, 14.4.2012 (BJ)

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Pelléas et Mélisande in Helsinki

16/04/2012

FinlandFinland  Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Finnish National Opera, Mikko Franck (conductor), Helsinki, 9.4.2012 (GF) Read more

Heritage Opera Gives Very Satisfying Account of Rigoletto

16/04/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi: Rigoletto: Heritage Opera, Jonathan Ellis (pianist/musical director), Preston Minster,  13.4.2012 (MC) Read more

Breth and Barenboim’s Lulu a Travesty of Berg’s Opera

12/04/2012

GermanyGermany  Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 9.4.2012 (MB) Read more

Good Orchestral Playing in a Colourless Production of Manon

11/04/2012

United StatesUnited States  Massenet , Manon: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York/Fabio Luisi (conductor), 7.4.2012 (CC) Read more

Auber’s Bronze Horse Fails to Justify Wagner’s Esteem

11/04/2012

GermanyGermany  Auber, Le Cheval de bronze: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin, Maurizio Barbacini (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 7.4.2012 (MB) Read more

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