Autumnal Colour and Splendour Glorified in BRB’s Ballet Threesome

13/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Autumn Glory: A ballet trilogy comprising Checkmate, (Choreography by Ninette de Valois, Music by Sir Arthur Bliss) Symphonic Variations (Choreography by Frederick Ashton, Music by César Franck) and Pineapple Poll (Choreography by John Cranko, Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras) all performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Philip Ellis (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 6.10.2011 (GR). Read more

Sliced but Sizzling Carmen in Stockholm

12/10/2011

SwedenSweden  Georges Bizet Carmen:  Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Children from Adolf Fredrik’s Music Classes, Lionel Bringuier (director), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 24.9.2011 (GF)

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Maria di Rohan at the Bergamo Donizetti Festival

12/10/2011

ItalyItaly G. Donizetti, Maria di Rohan: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus Bergamo Donizetti Musical Festival, Gregory Kunde (conductor), Teatro Donizetti. 07.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Sensational Hungarian Tenor István Kovácsházi in Helsinki’s Carmen

12/10/2011

FinlandFinland  Georges Bizet, Carmen: Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Kari Tikka (conductor), 17.9.2011 (GF) Read more

Leo Nucci Excels As Germont In Covent Garden’s La Traviata

08/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi La traviata (Cast 1):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor), 3.10.2011 (CC) Read more

Bewildering Marriage of Figaro by the ENO

07/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor). Coliseum, London, 5.10.2011 (MB)

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La Giardiniera Come Lately: René Jacobs with Rain Check Mozart in Madrid

07/10/2011

SpainSpain  W. A. Mozart, La Finta Giardiniera: Soloists, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid. 05.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

Season Opening Elektra in Madrid a Triumph for Semyon Bychkov

06/10/2011

SpainSpain  R. Strauss, Elektra:   Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Coro Intermezzo, Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid 2 & 3.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

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