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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Evelino Pidò invokes the heavenly and the hellish in Gounod’s Faust

24/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Evelino Pidò (conductor). 18.9.2011 (CC)

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Satisfying, richly theatrical Rossini from Welsh National Opera

24/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Rossini, The Barber of Seville: (Revival Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Alexander Polianichko (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 22.09.2011 (GPu)

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Young Vic outperforms London’s opera houses with Street Scene

21/09/2011

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kurt Weill, Street Scene: Soloists, Lewisham Choral Society and BBC Concert Orchestra / conducted by James Lockhart (conductor), Young Vic, London, 20.9.11. (JPr) Read more

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