Friday 15 February 2008
Sunday 10 February 2008
LSO, LPO and Philharmonia announce 2008-09 seasons; Natalie Dessay's Italian Opera Arias CD; Kate Royal in The Magic Flute at the ROH
Monday 4 February 2008
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela headline the Royal Festival Hall's 08-09 season
Featuring several of the world's greatest orchestras, conductors and soloists, it will see the Royal Festival Hall play host to several of the same orchestras as this season as well as a mouth-watering visit from the Vienna Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez conducting his Ensemble Intercontemporain and Gustavo Dudamel leading the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuala.
Fleming and Hvorostovsky in Decca's DVD of Eugene Onegin from the Met; The Mikado opens at ENO; The London Philharmonic announces the 08-09 season
The LPO announces 08-09:
Sarah Tynan and Robert Murray in ENO's The Mikado:
Friday 1 February 2008
Madam Butterfly opens at ENO; La traviata cast B at Covent Garden; LSO Live's new Mozart Requiem; Lang Lang on the South Bank Show
Monday 28 January 2008
Simon Keenlyside is always magnificent as Papageno, but it felt a bit like some of the other singers were resorting to stock gestures and to walking through the production.
The chorus didn't sing as lustily as is usual for them, and somehow there just wasn't the fire or warmth that Mackerras brought to the piece last time.Tomorrow: an interview with Sarah Tynan and Robert Murray about The Mikado at ENO.