New Devon Opera’s Madam Butterfly – Well Worth Another Shameless Rave


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Madam Butterfly (2nd Opinion): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of New Devon Opera, Paul Foster (conductor) The Northcott Theatre, Exeter 22.7.2012 and The Marquee, Ugbrooke Park 28.7.2012, Courtesy of Lord and Lady Clifford. Sung in English. (BK) Read more

Final Tchaikovsky Ballet from Schaufuss an Improvement on Forerunners


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tchaikovsky Trilogy (Part 3), The Nutcracker: Irek Mukhamedov with dancers of the Peter Schaufuss Ballet, London Coliseum, London, 27.7.2012. (JPr) Read more

Better a Jolly Romp Than a Depressing Dirge


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lord Berners, Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement; Puccini, Suor Angelica: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Dorset Opera / Jeremy Carnall (conductor), Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, 25.7.2011. Read more

Mitridate’s Youthful Longueurs


GermanyGermany W.A. Mozart, Mitridate, Re di Ponto: Soloists, Bavarian State Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 23.7.2012 (JMI) Read more

Schaufuss’s Modern Reworking of Tchaikovsky Ballets


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky Trilogy Parts I & II – Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty: Alban Lendorf and Irek Mukhamedov with dancers of the Peter Schaufuss Ballet. London Coliseum, London, 23 & 24.7.2012. (JPr) Read more

Munich’s Ever Fabulous Wozzeck


GermanyGermany A. Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Bavarian State Opera, Chorus and Children’s Chorus, Lothar Koenigs (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 22.7.2012 (JMI) Read more

Trovatore in the Catalan Gardens


SpainSpain G. Verdi, Il Trovatore: Soloists, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli (conductor), Peralada Castle, Peralada, 20.7.2012 (JMI) Read more

Joyce DiDonato’s Festival Cinderella


GermanyGermany G. Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Bavarian State Orchestra, Antonello Allemandi (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 12.7.2012 (JMI) Read more

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