RenÈe Fleming – PBS Great Performances

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Schubert und Oper, das ist ein Konzert-Erlebnis

Bold choices will open opera house

Parsifal, Music Center, Los Angeles

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BIZET: Carmen

Two recent releases document performances of Georges Bizetís Carmen that took place within just a few months of each other. The casts share many of the same performers, most notably the conductor and the interpreter of the operaís title role.

Michele Pertusi – Recital

Bass-baritone Michele Pertusiís voice is captured in this recital disc after only two years of formal studies. Taking this into account one can forgive what he calls ìimperfections: a few, slight musical errors, some invented or switched words, a Neapolitan pronunciation that is not quite perfect, an English one which could be improved on, a few marred notes.î

Strange Love ó The Metís weird new production bleeds the delicate chemistry out of RomÈo et Juliette

Kozena and Daniels, Barbican Hall, London