Hymel is Devilishly Good in Lead Role in Meyerbeer’s Robert

23/12/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Meyerbeer, Robert le Diable: Soloist, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor). 18.12.2012 Read more

Bryn Terfel on Top Form in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman

17/12/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Zurich Opera House / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 15.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

Met’s Un Ballo has Echoes of Alden’s 1989 Production for ENO

11/12/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Fabio Luisi. (Production by David Alden; directed for live cinema by Matthew Diamond; broadcast to the Barbican Cinema, London, 8.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

Lehár’s Merry Widow: the Mamma Mia! of its Age

04/12/2012

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Lehár: The Merry Widow (a semi-staged concert version directed by Simon Butteriss): soloists, Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Wilson     (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 2.12.2012. (JPr) Read more

Monteverdi Masterpiece with Lulu-like Heroine

30/11/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 27.11.2012 (MB) Read more

ENO’s Carmen a Musical and Dramatic Triumph

22/11/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), The Coliseum, London, 21.11.2012. (MB) Read more

Glyndebourne Touring’s Rusalka is a Winner

22/11/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Glyndebourne Tour 2012 / Leo McFall (conductor), Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK, 14.11.2012 (PRB) Read more

Pinnock Makes Convincing Case for Haydn’s La vera constanza

21/11/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Haydn, La vera costanza: Soloists, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Trevor Pinnock (conductor). Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 19.11.2012 (MB) Read more

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