Welsh National Opera’s Béatrice et Bénédict

21/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict, (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Michael Hofstetter, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 17.2.2012 (GPu)

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Scottish Opera Offers Family-Friendly Hansel and Gretel

21/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Emmanuel Joël-Hornak (conductor),  Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18.2.2011 (SRT) Read more

Exuberant Pappano Conducts a Sparkling Figaro

18/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart:  Le nozze di Figaro, Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Opera. Conductor: Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.2.2012. (JPr) Read more

Vacuous Don Giovanni Production at ROH

18/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart: Don Giovanni, Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Constantinos Carydis (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 16.2.2012 (MB) Read more

Singers Attain Vocal and Dramatic Heights in ENO’s Tales of Hoffmann

15/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Antony Walker (conductor, London Coliseum, London, 10.2.12. (JPr) Read more

Love on a Tombstone in WNO’s La Traviata

14/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi: La traviata (Revival premiere): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Julia Jones (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.2.2012. (GPu) Read more

Banal Libretto Lets Down Harvey’s Wagner Dream

01/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jonathan Harvey, Wagner’s Dream (British premiere): Soloists, Actors, Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM computer music designer), Franck Rossi (IRCAM sound engineer), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 29.1.2012 (MB) Read more

Splendid New Production of Norma by Opera North

31/01/2012

Bellini, Norma:   Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, Oliver von Dohnányi (conductor), Grand Theatre, Leeds, 28.1.2012 (JL) Read more

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