A Sparkling ‘Cosi’ in Holland Park


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Così fan Tutte : Chorus and Orchestra of Holland Park Opera, Thomas Kemp (conductor) Holland Park, London 18.6.2012 (RB) Read more

“Nixon in China” Gets Its Due from San Francisco Opera


United StatesUnited States  John Adams, Nixon in China: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.6.2012 (HS) Read more

Bare-Bones Poulenc Packs a Punch


United StatesUnited States  Poulenc, La voix humaine: Carrie Hennessey (soprano), Alan Hamilton (musical director and piano), Paul Peers (stage director, lighting designer, co-set designer), Joel Yapching (costumes, hair, make-up, co-set designer), Pocket Opera of New York, Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center, New York City. 1.6.2012 (BH) Read more

New San Francisco “Flute”: Sketchy, Colloquial, Rewarding


United StatesUnited States  Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Rory MacDonald (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.6.2012 (HS) Read more

Powerful Norma in Buenos Aires


ArgentinaArgentina  Bellini, Norma: Buenos Aires Lírica. Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica, Conductor: Javier Logioia Orbe. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 8.6.2012. (JSJ) Read more

His Funny Bone Exposed: Munich’s Siegfried


GermanyGermany R. Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Bavarian State Orchestra, Kent Nagano (conductor), Bavarian State Orchestra, 3.6.2012 (JFL) Read more

Magical Start to the 21st Longborough Opera Festival


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera, Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), Longborough, Gloucestershire, 9-16.6.2012. (RJ) Read more

Fabulous Oedipe at Teatro Colón


Enescu: Oedipe: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón, Ira Levin (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 1.6.2012. (JSJ) Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

  • NEW! BBC Proms turns 125 years old – 17 July to 12 September 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera North in 2020-2021 – postponements and plans __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season __________________________________
  • NEW! Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance __________________________________
  • NEW! 69th Wexford Festival Opera – 11 to 18 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Dresden’s Semperoper reopens with Anna Netrebko on 19 June __________________________________
  • NEW! Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in 2020-21 __________________________________
  • NEW! LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck __________________________________
  • NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update __________________________________
  • NEW! Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown __________________________________
  • NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June __________________________________
  • NEW! A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival’s 2020 online series of concerts and talks __________________________________
  • The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • Musikfest Berlin 2020 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Search S&H

    News and Featured Articles

  • NEW! We’ll be back! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra weathering the Covid-19 storm __________________________________
  • NEW! World Ballet School Day – inaugural edition 7 July 2020 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience __________________________________
  • NEW! The Music Critics Association of North America Best New Opera Award to Blue __________________________________
  • NEW! Lincoln Center honors Pride with a light installation on its iconic plaza __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Dame Vera Lynn (1917-2020): Did we really need Vera Lynn during the war? __________________________________
  • NEW! What price Sherlock Holmes? __________________________________
  • NEW! BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news __________________________________
  • NEW! Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York __________________________________
  • NEW! Educating Rita, says who? __________________________________
  • NEW! 2020 Three Choirs Festival – postponed __________________________________
  • NEW! Need to escape reality? Enter into the magical world of composer David Hertzberg __________________________________
  • NEW! BTHVN2020 – Beethoven anniversary goes into overtime __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month