Month: May 2015
Bed?ich Smetana: Dalibor, Barbican Hall
Ji?Ì B?lohl·vek’s annual Czech opera series at the Barbican, London, with the BBC SO continued with Bed?ich Smetana’s Dalibor.
Orlando Explores Art Without Boundaries
R.B. Schlather’s production of Handel’s Orlando asks the enigmatic question: Where do the boundaries of performance art begin, and where do they end?
The Virtues of Things
A good number of recent shorter operas, particularly those performed in this country, made a stronger impression with their libretti than their scores.
KrÛl Roger, Royal Opera
It has taken almost 89 years for Karol Szymanowski’s KrÛl Roger to reach the stage of Covent Garden.
San Diego Opera Celebrates 50 Years of Great Singing
San Diego Opera, the company that General Manager Ian Campbell had scheduled for demolition, proved that it is alive and singing as beautifully as ever. Its 2015 season was cut back slightly and management has become a bit leaner, but the company celebrated its fiftieth season in fine style with a concert that included many of the greatest arias ever written.