Royal Opera’s Brutal but Engrossing Salome

07/06/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 5.6.2012. (JPr)

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Rumbustious Business: Attila at the Rome Opera

06/06/2012

ItalyItaly Verdi, Attila: Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome,  Riccardo Muti (conductor), 27.5.2012 (JB) Read more

Garsington Opera Maintains its Standards in its New Home

05/06/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Vivaldi: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Garsington Opera/Douglas Boyd and Laurence Cummings (conductors) Wormsley, Berkshire, 3 & 4.6.2012.(RJF) Read more

WNO’s Moving and Well-Sung La Bohème

05/06/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La Bohème: (New Production): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 1.6.2012 (GPu) Read more

Two Centuries of Waiting for Rienzi

04/06/2012

SpainSpain Richard Wagner, Rienzi: Soloists, Madrid Symphonic Orchestra, Intermezzo Chorus, Philharmonia Chorus Vienna, Alejo Pérez (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24.5.2012 (JMI) Read more

Barbara Frittoli’s Adriana Lecouvreur Unforced

04/06/2012

SpainSpain Francesco Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Maurizio Benini (conductor), Liceu, Barcelona, 21 – 23.5.2012 (JMI) Read more

Back-to-Basics Carmen in Tallinn

03/06/2012

EstoniaEstonia  Bizet, Carmen: Estonian National Opera, Arvo Volmer (conductor), Tallinn, 23.5.2012 (GF) Read more

Scottish Opera’s Tosca Continues to Excite

01/06/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera/ Francesco Corti (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 31.5.2012 (SRT) Read more

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