The death this month of director Stephen Pimlott could have cast a shadow over this revival of his 1993 production, but a hugely affectionate pre-show tribute by colleague Nicholas Hytner ensured that the performance only served to do great honour to the memory of a man who was clearly loved and cherished by many.
Month: February 2007
K¡LM¡N : Die Csárdásfürstin
The booklet essay writer effuses passionately about this filmed Kalman operetta, Die Csárdásfürstin. Jürgen Otten gushes over the “immortal melodies,” Anna Moffo’s “precious jewel” of a voice, and Rene Kollo’s “innate nobility.”
Nicole Cabell, St John’s Smith Square, London
The Rosenblatt Recital Series, which presents concerts around London from artists ranging from the well-known to the brand-new, last week showcased Nicole Cabell, the glamorous 29-year-old winner of the 2005 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
The Excursions of Mr Broucek, Barbican, London
Met to Add Seven New Productions for 2007-8
The Maid of Orleans, Carnegie Hall, New York
Mortier to Take Over New York City Opera
Rachmaninov and Glinka: Lieder • Songs • Chants
Originally released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1976, this recording of selected songs by Sergei
Rachmaninov (1873-1943) and Mikhail Glinka (1804-57) make available some fine examples of
Russian art song to Western audiences.
ADAM: Le Postillon de Longjumeau
Why should anyone buy a German language broadcast of a delicious French opéra-comique?
Bach Cantatas, Volume 21
John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata Pilgrimage continues to echo with the release of concert
recordings of this historic millennial tour.