Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The Making of Music review

Hugo waded through all six hours of James Naughtie's new history of music:

Lucio Silla DVD and Madama Butterfly CD

The sensational latest release from ROH Heritage: Victoria de los Angeles in Madama Butterfly:

Not a captivating production, but a musically riveting DVD of Mozart's early opera seria Lucio Silla from Salzburg:

Rigoletto: Royal Opera House, Patrizia Ciofi

A very mixed affair, the opening night of the current revival of Rigoletto at Covent Garden:

Cosi fan tutte: Royal Opera House, Colin Davis, Thomas Allen, Rebecca Evans

An excellent opening night for the latest revival of Jonathan Miller's production of Cosi fan tutte:


Ana James: interview with the Jette Parker Young Artist


It was good to catch up with Royal Opera Young Artist Ana James.

First night of the Proms 2007: BBC Prom 1:

William attended the First Night of the Proms, an evidently mixed affair, with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Elgar's Cello Concerto only partially successful:


Prom 4 review: Antonio Pappano, Colin Lee, Joyce DiDonato, Janice Watson, Academy of Sanata Cecilia, Rome, BBC Proms


Although it's hard to get to grips with Berio's Sinfonia, the second half of this Prom was astonishing.