Warmhearted, Sympathetic Béatrice et Bénédict at Royal Academy of Music


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict: Soloists, Royal Academy Opera Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia, Sir Colin Davis (conductor), Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 23.11.2011 (MB)

Read more

Opera North’s New ‘The Queen Of Spades’ Lacks What Is Most Important: Heart.


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades:  Soloists, Opera North Chorus and Orchestra, Richard Farnes conductor), Barbican Theatre, London, 22.11.2011 (JPr) Read more

Opera North’s Autumn 2011 Tour Attracts Good Audiences


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sullivan, Puccini, Tchaikovsky: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 15-19.11.2011.(RJF)

Read more

Scottish Opera Presents a Straightforward Barber


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists and Orchestra of Scottish Opera,  Conductor: Francesco Corti.  Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 17.11.2011 (SRT) Read more

Acis and Galatea Performance Brings Back an Earlier, Charming Age


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Acis and Galatea (concert performance): Soloists, Dame Janet Baker (narrator), Choir of the 21st Century, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 15.11.2011 (MB) Read more

Gardner and Spence Shine in ENO’s Dull Eugene Onegin


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Additional Chorus of the English National Opera / Edward Gardner (conductor). Coliseum, London, 12.11.2011. (MB)
Read more

London’s Guildhall School Make Merry With the Wives of Windsor


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Soloists and Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,  Clive Timms(conductor),  Silk Street Theatre, London, 10.11.11. (JPr) Read more

Pertusi Steals the Show in Covent Garden’s La Sonnambula


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bellini La sonnambula Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Daniel Oren (conductor), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2.11.2011. (CC) Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

  • NEW! BBC Proms turns 125 years old – 17 July to 12 September 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera North in 2020-2021 – postponements and plans __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season __________________________________
  • NEW! Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance __________________________________
  • NEW! 69th Wexford Festival Opera – 11 to 18 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Dresden’s Semperoper reopens with Anna Netrebko on 19 June __________________________________
  • NEW! Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in 2020-21 __________________________________
  • NEW! LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck __________________________________
  • NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update __________________________________
  • NEW! Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown __________________________________
  • NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June __________________________________
  • NEW! A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival’s 2020 online series of concerts and talks __________________________________
  • The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • Musikfest Berlin 2020 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Search S&H

    News and Featured Articles

  • NEW! We’ll be back! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra weathering the Covid-19 storm __________________________________
  • NEW! World Ballet School Day – inaugural edition 7 July 2020 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience __________________________________
  • NEW! The Music Critics Association of North America Best New Opera Award to Blue __________________________________
  • NEW! Lincoln Center honors Pride with a light installation on its iconic plaza __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Dame Vera Lynn (1917-2020): Did we really need Vera Lynn during the war? __________________________________
  • NEW! What price Sherlock Holmes? __________________________________
  • NEW! BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news __________________________________
  • NEW! Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York __________________________________
  • NEW! Educating Rita, says who? __________________________________
  • NEW! 2020 Three Choirs Festival – postponed __________________________________
  • NEW! Need to escape reality? Enter into the magical world of composer David Hertzberg __________________________________
  • NEW! BTHVN2020 – Beethoven anniversary goes into overtime __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month