A Shostakovich Novelty and an Unsettling Symphony

18/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shostakovich: Soloists, Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.5.2013. (JPr) Read more

Zauberflöte Lacks Mysticism and Magic

10/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Julia Jones (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 7.5.2013 (CC) Read more

ENO’s La bohème is a Modern Masterpiece

06/05/2013

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Oleg Caetani (conductor), The London Coliseum, London. 4.5.2013 (JPr) Read more

Enterprising ETO Perform Donizetti’s Siege of Calais

05/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, L’assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English Touring Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor), Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 2.5.2013. (RJ) Read more

Faust Performance Overshadowed by Memories of Sir Colin

03/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berlioz, Le damnation de Faust: Ruxandra Donose (mezzo); Paul Groves (tenor); Benedict Nelson (baritone); Sir Willard White (bass-baritone); New London Children’s Choir; London Symphony Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit. Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.4.2013 (CC) Read more

Indefatigable Domingo Takes On Role of Nabucco

30/04/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). ROH Cinema 2012/13 Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London, 29.4.2013. (JPr) Read more

Handel’s Esther: A Special Experience

28/04/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel: Esther, HWV501 (First Reconstructable Version, Cannons, 1720) Soloists, Dunedin Consort, John Butt (director) Wigmore Hall, London, 26.4.2013 (CC) Read more

Student Singers Shine in L’Enfant et les sortilèges

28/04/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Poulenc and Ravel:Stephen Mangan (actor), Members of the Royal Academy of Music, Jean-Baptiste Barrière (video), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Stéphane Denève (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 26.4.2013 (MB) Read more

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