Ever-youthful Sylvie Guillem dances with fluency and emotional awareness

24/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Sylvie Guillem, 6000 miles away: Sylvie Guillem and dancers in choreography by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián and Mats Ek. Sadler’s Wells, London, 22.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Satisfying, richly theatrical Rossini from Welsh National Opera

24/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Rossini, The Barber of Seville: (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.09.2011 (GPu)

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Ópera de Oviedo Goes to Bat; Johann Strauss Strikes Out

23/09/2011

SpainSpain J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Coro de la Ópera de Oviedo, Eric Hull (conductor), Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo. 18.09.2011 (JMI) Read more

Young Vic outperforms London’s opera houses with Street Scene

21/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kurt Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Lewisham Choral Society and BBC Concert Orchestra / conducted by James Lockhart (conductor), Young Vic, London, 20.9.11. (JPr) Read more

A rewarding and satisfying Don Giovanni from Welsh National Opera

18/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, Don Giovanni: (Premiere) Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Lothar Koenigs (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 16.9.2011. (GPu) Read more

San Francisco Opera’s Turandot: Good and not so good

16/09/2011

United StatesUnited States   Puccini, Turandot: Soloists and orchestra, San Francisco Opera, Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 14.9.2011 (HS)

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Love and jealousy: Suor Angelica and Pagliacci in Buenos Aires

15/09/2011

ArgentinaArgentina  Puccini, Suor Angelica; Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Buenos Aires Lírica. Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica, Conductor: Carlos Vieu. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 9.9.2011. (JSJ) Read more

Fading Helsinki Ring revival polished up by Salminen, Hakala and some world-class fire

15/09/2011

FinlandFinland  Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Finnish National Opera , Leif Segerstam (conductor) Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 5-11.9.2011 (BK) Read more

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