A Don Giovanni with a Difference in Dresden


GermanyGermany  Mozart, Don Giovanni (1787): Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Dresden/Mihkel Kütson (conductor), Semper Opera House, Dresden, Germany 19.5.2012. (MC) Read more

WNO’s Tristan and Isolde Sound but Lacking in Impulse


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner,  Tristan und Isolde: Soloists. Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera,  Lothar Koenigs (conductor),  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 19.5.2012 (LRK) Read more

Noisy Carsen Falstaff Falls Short of Zeffirelli’s Production


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera / Daniele Gatti (conductor),  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 15.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Anthony Minghella’s Madam Butterfly at ENO


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Madam Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera, conducted by Oleg Caetani. The London Coliseum, London, 8.5.2012. (JPr) Read more

Veteran – Even Vintage – La bohème Still Satisfies at Covent Garden


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 30.4.2012.  (JPr) Read more

ENO’s Flying Dutchman – Fascinating and Stimulating


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wagner: The Flying Dutchman:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera /Edward Gardner. London Coliseum, 28.4.2012 (CC)

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Don Giovanni in London Heaven – RC Theatre’s Persuasive Mozart


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Orchestra, Colin Pettet (conductor). Heaven, London, 23.4.2012 (MB)

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LSO’s Concert Performance of Der Freischütz Lacks Drama


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 21.4.2012. (JPr) Read more

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