Glyndebourne Festival 2022 – Opening Night of Handel’s Alcina – Jane Archibald, Beth Taylor, Soraya Mafi; directed by Francesco Micheli; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Jonathan Cohen.

Glyndebourne Festival 2022 – Opening Night of Handel’s Alcina – Jane Archibald, Beth Taylor, Soraya Mafi; directed by Francesco Micheli; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Jonathan Cohen.

© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Tristram Kenton Saturday, July 2, 2022 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, East Sussex, England Guest Reviewer, Curtis Rogers Alcina (1735) is one of Handel’s most magical operas – not simply because it is one of a handful...
Opera Rara – Mercadante’s Il proscritto – Ramón Vargas, Iván Ayón-Rivas, Irene Roberts & Elizabeth DeShong; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

Opera Rara – Mercadante’s Il proscritto – Ramón Vargas, Iván Ayón-Rivas, Irene Roberts & Elizabeth DeShong; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

Photo, Russell Duncan Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Curtis Rogers For its latest offering (in this performance and a studio recording to be released soon) Opera Rara has raided the archives to rescue a long-forgotten work from obscurity....
Opera North at Royal Festival Hall – Richard Farnes conducts Wagner’s Parsifal – with Toby Spence, Katarina Karnéus, Brindley Sherratt, Robert Hayward & Derek Welton.

Opera North at Royal Festival Hall – Richard Farnes conducts Wagner’s Parsifal – with Toby Spence, Katarina Karnéus, Brindley Sherratt, Robert Hayward & Derek Welton.

Richard Farnes Sunday, June 26, 2022 Southbank Centre, London – Royal Festival Hall Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed To judge from reports of Opera North’s semi-staging of Parsifal in Leeds at the beginning of this month, with costumes, a set, props and lighting, this...
The Grange Festival 2022 – Handel’s Tamerlano – Raffaele Pe, Paul Nilon, Patrick Terry, Angharad Lyddon; directed by Daniel Slater; conducted by Robert Howarth.

The Grange Festival 2022 – Handel’s Tamerlano – Raffaele Pe, Paul Nilon, Patrick Terry, Angharad Lyddon; directed by Daniel Slater; conducted by Robert Howarth.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 The Grange, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, England Guest Reviewer, Curtis Rogers Handel’s opera Tamerlano (1724) has tended to be more respected than loved as a masterpiece, given how comparatively infrequently it is performed. But a...
The MET Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), and Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre/Goerke, Jovanovich, Owens.

The MET Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), and Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre/Goerke, Jovanovich, Owens.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York City Guest Reviewer, Susan Stempleski Since 1992, the Met Orchestra has been performing an annual series of concerts at Carnegie Hall. This spectacular program got off to an electrifying start with a...