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

Delightful Rosenkavalier from English National Opera

31/01/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Edward Gardner (conductor), Coliseum, London, 28.1.2012 (MB) Read more

Prokofiev Opera Offers Conservatoire Students a Chance to Shine

30/01/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery: Soloists and Chorus of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Timothy Dean (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 28.01.2012 (SRT) Read more

Ludicrous Slapstick and Designs Spoil Covent Garden’s Così

28/01/2012

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sir Colin Davis (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 27.1.2012 (MB) Read more

Carydis’ Conducting Gives Don Giovanni a Mauling

26/01/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Don Giovanni : Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Constantinos Carydis (conductor). 21.1.2012 (CC) Read more

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