Henze to RunAway From

06/03/2012

NorwayNorway Hans Werner Henze, El Cimarrón: Gregg Baker (baritone), Per Pålsson (guitar), Kerstin Thiele (flute), Mathias Friis-Hansen (percussion), Oslo Opera, 19.1.2012 (JFL) Read more

Berlioz, Damnation!

05/03/2012

GermanyGermany Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Munich Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic Chorus, Tölz Boys’ Choir, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, 29.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

Opera North Serves Up Baroque, Bel Canto and Verismo in Salford

05/03/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Bellini, Handel: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North. The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 28.2.2012 – 3.3. 2012. (RJF)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly(1904). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

Bellini: Norma (1831). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.

Handel: Giulio Cesare (1724). Sung in Italian with surtitles in English. Read more

Raising a Glass to Opera Making Inroads into Mumbai

29/02/2012

IndiaIndia Pietro Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra of India, Members of the Kazakh State Philharmonic Capella, The Paranjoti Academy Chorus, Living Voices, The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, Antonello Allemandi (conductor), National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, 18.2.2012 (RoW) Read more

No Fairy Tale Lyricism in ROH’s Disturbing Rusalka

28/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.2.2012. (JPr) Read more

Excellent Concert Version of La Clemenza in London

28/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, DeutscheKammerchor, Soloists / Louis Langree (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 22.2.2012. (GD) Read more

The Women Outshine the Men in WNO’s Marriage of Figaro

28/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Revival premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, / Anthony Negus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 25.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

Ernani’s Convoluted Plot Taken at a Gallop Amid Gothic Gloom

27/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Ernani: Met Live in HD staged by Peter McClintock and directed for television by Barbara Willis Sweete with Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor), broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 25.2.12. (JPr)

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