Caligula Falls Flat despite ENO’s Commitment and Skill


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Glanert, Caligula (British premiere): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor). The Coliseum, London, 25.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Operatic Repremiere: Notes from the Dresden Music Festival 2012 (7)


GermanyGermany Princess Amalie of Saxony, La casa disabitata: soloists, Helmut Branny (conductor), Dresden Chapel Soloists, Summer Palace, Grosser Garten, 27.5.2012 (JFL) Read more

Carnival with Doña Francisquita at Teatro Argentino


ArgentinaArgentina  Vives: Doña Francisquita: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Argentino. Conductor: Guillermo Brizzio, Teatro Argentino, La Plata. 20.5.2012. (JSJ) Read more

Nelly Miricioiu Sings Title Role in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Donizetti, Maria Padilla: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Chelsea Opera Group, Brad Cohen (conductor),  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 27.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Fulham Opera Works a Wagnerian Wonder with Modest Means


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists of Fulham Opera, Benjamin Woodward (piano accompanist), Fiona Williams (stage director). St John’s Church, Fulham, London, 25.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Judge Me Paris: A Baroque Burlesque Opera


United StatesUnited States Eccles, Judge Me Paris:A Baroque Burlesque Opera, Company XIV, 303 Bond St. Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, 20.5.2012 (SSM) Read more

A Don Giovanni with a Difference in Dresden


GermanyGermany  Mozart, Don Giovanni (1787): Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Dresden/Mihkel Kütson (conductor), Semper Opera House, Dresden, Germany 19.5.2012. (MC) Read more

WNO’s Tristan and Isolde Sound but Lacking in Impulse


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner,  Tristan und Isolde: Soloists. Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,  Lothar Koenigs (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 19.5.2012 (LRK) Read more

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