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OPERA REVIEW INDEX JANUARY - JUNE 2007


 

Wagner, Das Rheingold: new production Soloists, Longborough Festival Opera orchestra, Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough 27.6.2007 (JPr)

Massenet,  Manon: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of The Gran Teatre del Liceu Conductor: Victor Pablo Pérez Liceu de Barcelona. 27.6.2007 (JMI)

Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 27.6.2007 (HS)

Manuel García, Il Califfo di Bagdad: Semi staged version. Les Talens Lyriques, Conductor:  Christophe Rousset. Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid. 26.6.2007. (JMI)

Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos:
 (new production premiere) Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra, Elgar Howarth (conductor) Garsington Opera, 25.6.2007 (LD)

Mozart: ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ : Soloists, Orchestra of The Royal College of Music, cond. Michael Rosewell. The Royal College of Music Benjamin Britten International Opera School, London 25. 6.2007. (ME)

Bellini, I Puritani: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis,  Stephen Lord (conductor) Saint Louis, Missouri, 24.6. 2007 (LS)

Hellenic Festival 2007: Bizet , Carmen, Soloists, Greek National Opera Chorus and Orchestra; conductor: Lukas Karytinos,  Herod Atticus Theater,  Athens, 23.6. 2007 (BM)

Opera North on Tour: The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Salford, UK 19.6 -  23.6.2007 (RJF)

Leo Janáček, Katya Kabanova:
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of The Royal Opera House, cond. Charles Mackerras. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 19.6.2007 (ME)

Beethoven, Fidelio:   Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, cond. Antonio Pappano. 14.6.2007 (JPr)

Aldeburgh Festival (1) Britten,  Death in Venice: Yoshi Oida (director), Tom Schenk (set designer), Paul Daniel (conductor), Britten-Pears Orchestra,  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh, 11.06.2007 (AO)

Mozart, La clemenza di Tito:
Soloists; Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Edward Gardner. London Coliseum, 8.6 2007 (CC)

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, San Francisco Opera Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor) War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco 5.6.2007 (PB)

Janáček ,  From the House of the Dead: Soloists,  Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Pierre Boulez (conductor)  Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, Holland 31. 5.2007 (AO)

Beethoven,  Fidelio:  Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, cond. Antonio Pappano. 30.5.2007  (ME)

Britten, Death in Venice:  English National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, cond. Edward Gardner, Ian Bostridge (Aschenbach), Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone roles), Iestyn Davies (Voice of Apollo), various soloists. English National Opera at the London Coliseum. 24.5.2007  (ME)

 Wagner, Die Walküre:  Soloists and orchestra of L'Opéra de Marseille (new production) Marseille, France.  23.5.2007 (MM)

Bartók and Weill at Welsh National Opera: (WNO premieres) Soloists and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor) Diversions Dance Company, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 23.5.2007 (BK)

Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: (concert performance) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Choristers of Llandaff Cathedral Choir, Carlo Rizzi, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 19.05.2007 (GPu)

Handel, Giulio Cesare: Soloists, Concert  d'Astrée / Emanuelle Haïm, Opéra de Lille, 18.5.2007 (SL)

Purcell, King Arthur  or The British Worthy: Brighton Festival  2007  Soloists, Orchestra of the Baroque, Christopher Monks (harpsichord continuo/musical director) Theatre Royal, Brighton 17.5.2007 (DW)

José Maria Sánchez-Verdú, El viaje a Simorgh : (Premiere) Soloists, Coro y Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real, Gelabert-Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, Experimentalstudio für akustische Kunst e.V. Freiburg, Jesús López Cobos, conductor, Teatro Real, Madrid, 15.05.2007 (GPu)

Charles Gounod, Mireille: production from the Opéra de Nice.  Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Opéra Toulon Provence Méditerranée; Toulon, France.  15.05. 2007 (MM

Mozart , Così fan tutte at the Royal Stockholm Opera ( New Production)  12.5.2007(GF)

 Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of  Welsh National Opera, Michal Klauza (conductor) Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 11.05.2007 (MS)

Debussy,  Pelléas et Mélisande:  Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) Royal Opera, London 11.05.2007 (AO)

Puccini, La Bohème:  Seattle Opera, soloists, cond. Vjekoslav Sutej, dir. Jose Maria Condemi, set designer Pier Luigi Pizzi, costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, lighting designer Thomas C. Hase, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, 5.5 & 8.5.2006 (BJ)

Bizet, The Pearlfishers:  Soloists,  orchestra and chorus of Opera Boston, Gil Rose (conductor), Boston, Massachusetts, 8.05.2007 (LS)

John Adams, Nixon in China:  Greek National Opera revival of ENO Production at Athens Concert Hall  GNO Orchestra – Conductor: David Parry, 28.4. 2007 (BM)

Carlisle Floyd, Susannah: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Arizona Opera, Joel Rivzen (conductor) Tucson Music Hall 28-9.4.2007  (NdV)

Britten, Owen Wingrave:
Soloists, Players of the City of London, Rory Macdonald (conductor) Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 27.04.2007 (AO)

 Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich,  Switzerland, Patrick Fournillier (conductor), 25.04.2007 (ARz)
 

Puccini, La Fanciulla del West: Soloists, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra,   Ulf Schirmer (conductor) New National Theater, Tokyo 21.04,2007 (LW)
 

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo:  New London Consort, Philip Pickett (conductor) Jonathan Miller, (Director). Semi-staging at The Sage Concert Hall, Newcastle/Gateshead, UK, 25.04.2007 (JL)

Rossini, Barber of Seville: Opera Australia, State Theatre, Melbourne, 21.04.2007 (HS)


Verdi,Stiffelio:
Soloists / Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera / Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 20.04.2007 (ED)

Johann Strauss II
 Die Fledermaus:  The Ballet of the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper; Orchestra and Chorus of the Volksoper, Vienna/Elisabeth Attl Volksoper, Vienna, 13.4.2007 (GF)



Philip Glass ,  Satyagraha:
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the ENO, Johannes Rebus (conductor) , Skills Ensemble , English National Opera, The Coliseum, London 6.04.2007 (AO)

Verdi, Falstaff:
Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, soloists, members of the Auburn Symphony, cond. Dean Williamson, dir. Peter Kazaras;  Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA, 01.4.2007 (BJ)

Kirke Mechem, Tartuffe: University of Arizona Opera Theater, Adam Boyles (conductor) Stevie Ellen Dance Theatre, Tucson, 30.03.2007 (NdV)

Ravel, L’Heure espagnole
and Puccini, Gianni Schicchi : new productions by Richard Jones (director), John Macfarlane (set designs), Nicky Gillibrand (costumes designs), various soloists and orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) Covent Garden, London.  30. 3.2007 (JPr)


Puccini,   Tosca:  
Greek National Opera, Olympia Theater, Conductor,Lukas Karytinos, 20 and 30 March 2007 (BM)

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Sung in Russian with surtitles. Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music / Tecwyn Evans (conductor) Bruntwood Theatre, RNCM, Manchester, 29.3.2007 (RJF)

Handel, Teseo:
(New Production) Soloists and chorus of the Opéra de Nice, Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Gilbert Bezzina (conductor) Nice, France. 18.03.2007 (MM)

Stravinsky, 
The Rake’s Progress:
 (New production) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The  Swedish Royal Opera,  Christian Badea  (conductor) Stockholm, 16.03. 2007 (GF)

 

Richard Strauss,  Elektra: Soloists, Athens State Orchestra – conductor Johan Arnell  Athens Concert Hall, 10.3. 2007  (BM)

Donizetti, Imelda de' Lambertazzi:
 Soloists, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mark Elder (conductor) QEH 10.03. 2007 (CC)

Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto :
Seattle Opera, soloists, cond. Gary Thor Wedow, dir. Robin Guarino, set designer Paul Steinberg, costume designer Constance Hoffman, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, 24.02 & 9.03.2007 (BJ)

Henze, Boulevard Solitude: production from Covent Garden, London.  Soloists and orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Zoltan Pesko (conductor); Barcelona, Spain.  5.03.2007 (MM)

Verdi, Nabucco:
 
Greek National Opera, Elias Voudouris (conductor) Olympia Theater, Athens 4.03.2007 (BM)

Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of
Mahagonny:
 Los Angeles Opera, James Conlon, conductor; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 4.03.2007 (HS)

Opera North On Tour: The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 27.02 - 3.03.2007 (RJF)

Zemlinsky, Eine florentinische Tragödie / Wolf-Ferrari, Il segreto di Susanna: new production.  Soloists of the Opéra National de Montpellier, the Orchestra National de Montpellier, Languedoc-Rousillon, Bernard Kontarsky (conductor); Location, Montpellier, France.  02.03.2007 (MM)   

Adams
, A Flowering Tree:
libretto by Peter Sellars and John Adams, San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, John Adams, conductor; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 2.03.2007 (HS)

Bizet, Carmen:
(Revival) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Michel Klauza, conductor, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 28.2.2007 (GPu)

Handel,  Orlando:
 
Soloists, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, cond. Charles Mackerras Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.02.2007 (ME)


Janáček,The Excursions of Mr Brouček: Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Stephen Betteridge (chorusmaster), Kenneth Richardson (stage director) Barbican Hall, London 25.02.2007(AO)

Puccini, La Bohème:  Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Xian Zhang, London Coliseum, 24.02.2007 (CC)

 

Cilea, L'Arlesiana: (Concert Performance) Soloists, Opera Orchestra of New York, Eve Queler (conductor) Carnegie Hall, NY 21.02.2007 (NdV)