Rare Russian Opera Performed in Barcelona

 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitesz:, Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus, Josep Pons (conductor), Liceu, Barcelona, 16.4.2014 (JMI) New Production: Liceu with Nederlandse Opera and Teatro alla Scala Direction and sets: Dmitri Tcherniakov Costumes: Elena Zaitseva and Dmitri Tcherniakov Lighting: Gleb Filschtinsky Cast: Fevronia. Svetlana Ignatovich Grischka: Dmitry Golovnin Prince Yuri: Eric Halfvarson … Read more

LA Sonnambula : Attractive but Hardly Convincing

 Bellini: La Sonnambula, Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus, Daniel Oren (conductor), Barcelona’s Liceu, 1 & 2.2.2014 (JMI)   Casts: Amina: Patrizia Ciofi/Annick Massis Elvino: Juan Diego Flórez/Celso Albelo Count Rodolfo: Nicola Ulivieri/Michele Pertusi Lisa: Eleonora Buratto/Sabina Puértolas Teresa: Gemma Coma-Alabert Alessio: Alex Sanmartí Notary: Jordi Casanova Production: Wiener Staatsoper and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Direction: … Read more

Falla’s Atlánlida Brilliant Orchestration, But No Masterpiece

Falla: Atlántida, Liceu’s Orchestra and Chorus, Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 28.11.2013. (JMI) Concert Version Cast: Narrator: Ángel Ódena Queen Isabel: Ofelia Sala Pirene: Gemma Coma-Alabert A Court’s Dame: Ana Tobella Gerion Tricephalous: David Alegret, Francisco Vas, Alex Sanmartí Pleiads: María Miró, Elena Copons, Mireia Pintó, Ana Alás i Jové, Inés Moraleda, … Read more