Tannhäuser at L’Opéra Bastille, Much to Admire

02/11/2011

FranceFrance Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Opéra Bastille, 29.10.2011 (MB) Read more

New Local Work on Fedra Mythology Premieres in Buenos Aires

02/11/2011

ArgentinaArgentina  Perusso, Fedra: Soloists andOrchestra of Teatro Colón, Mario Perusso (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 21.10.2011. (JSJ) Read more

A Stunning Carmen at Seattle Opera

02/11/2011

United StatesUnited States Bizet, CarmenSeattle Opera, Soloists, Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 15/28.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

Schønwandt Brings Out Strengths of Berg’s Operatic Masterpiece

31/10/2011

FranceFrance Berg, Lulu: Soloists, Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris, Michael Schønwandt (conductor). Opéra Bastille, 28.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Stenhammar’s Forgotten Opera Tirfing Triumphantly Revived in Malmö

31/10/2011

SwedenSweden W. Stenhammar, Tirfing: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Malmö Opera / Arnold Östman (conductor), Malmö Opera main stage, Malmö, 30.10.2011. (NS)

Hervardur (Martina Dike, foreground), Gullväg (Ulrika Mjörndal)
& Vidar (Daniel Hällström) © Malin Arnesson

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Barber’s Score Intensifies Exoticism of Silent Arthouse Movie Salomé

29/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Charlie Barber, Salomé: Nick Baron, Luke Wyeth, Alun Hatthaway, Dave Danford (percussion); Rhiannon Llewellyn, Gareth Treseder, Kelvin Thomas, Sianed Jones (singers); Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 28.10.2010. (RJ) Read more

Konwitschny’s Salome at the Gothenburg Opera: Parts of It Are Excellent

29/10/2011

SwedenSweden  R. Strauss: Salomé,  Soloists,GöteborgsOperan’s Orchestra, Patrik Ringborg (conductor), GöteborgsOperan main stage, Gothenburg, 22.10.2011 (NS) Read more

A Fistful of Faust From Barcelona: Schumann’s Scenes With Josep Pons

29/10/2011

SpainSpain R. Schumann, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Soloists, Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus Gran Teatre del Liceu. Josep Pons (conductor), Barcelona’s  Liceu, 27.10.2011 (JMI) Read more

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