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

Christopher Theofanidis: Heart of a Soldier (world premiere),

14/09/2011

United StatesUnited States Christopher Theofanidis, Heart of a Soldier (world premiere): Soloists and orchestra, San Francisco Opera, Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House,San Francisco. 13.9.2011 (HS)

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Maestro Pappano displays perfect mastery in three Puccini miniatures

14/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Il trittico: Richard Jones’s new productions of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica and a revival of his Gianni Schicchi; soloists and chorus of Royal Opera, Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 12.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Mostly Mozart: Less is More in Iván Fischer’s Production of Don Giovanni

13/09/2011

Mostly Mozart Festival: Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor), Rose Theater at Time Warner Center, New York, 6.8.2011 (BH) Read more

Prom 73: Berlioz’ version of Der Freischütz doesn’t quite hit the bullseye

11/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Prom 73: Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Good performances in enigmatic and thought-provoking production of Dido and Aeneas

10/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Joint opera production between Operamus and Birmingham Conservatoire with Annette Thompson (Director) and Daniele Rosina (Conductor), Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, 4. 9. 2011 (GR).

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Leo Nucci Nails Rigoletto in The Groyne

09/09/2011

SpainSpain G. Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Coral Polifónica El Eco, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez (conductor). Palacio de la Ópera de La Coruña 07.09.2011 (JMI) Read more

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor in Buenos Aires

02/09/2011

ArgentinaArgentina    Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica. Conductor: Hernán Sánchez Arteaga, Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 26.8.2011. (JSJ) Read more

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