Barber’s Score Intensifies Exoticism of Silent Arthouse Movie Salomé

29/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Charlie Barber, Salomé: Nick Baron, Luke Wyeth, Alun Hatthaway, Dave Danford (percussion); Rhiannon Llewellyn, Gareth Treseder, Kelvin Thomas, Sianed Jones (singers); Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 28.10.2010. (RJ) Read more

Excellent Singing in ENO’s Unsympathetic Production of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux

25/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rameau, Castor et PolluxSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera,Christian Curnyn (conductor). Coliseum, London, 24.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Heritage Opera Creates an Intimate Carmen With an Irish Flavour

24/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bizet’s Carmen: comic opera in four acts sung in English with accompaniment by piano and string quartet. Heritage Opera, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire: 21.10.2011 (MC) Read more

Fine Acting, but Covent Garden’s Dutchman Fails to Set Sail

20/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists and Chorus of Royal Opera, Jeffrey Tate (Conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 18.10.2011. (JPr)

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Anna (Netrebko) Triumphs As Anna (Bolena) At The Met

17/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Met Live in HD 2011/12, Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast to the IMAX, Waterloo, London, 15.10.11. (JPr)

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Leo Nucci Excels As Germont In Covent Garden’s La Traviata

08/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi La traviata (Cast 1):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor), 3.10.2011 (CC) Read more

Bewildering Marriage of Figaro by the ENO

07/10/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera, Paul Daniel (conductor). Coliseum, London, 5.10.2011 (MB)

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Dramatic and Reverential Verdi Opens Andris Nelson’s New CBSO Season

26/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Verdi, Requiem: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons (Conductor), CBSO Chorus (Chorus Master – Julian Wilkins) and Soloists, Kristine Opolais (Soprano),  Mihoko Fujimura (Mezzo) , Pavel Černoch (Tenor) & Jan Martinik (Bass) Birmingham Symphony Hall, 22.9.2011 (GR).

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