A Stirring Il Trovatore by the St. Petersburg Opera

The St. Petersburg Opera presented an Il Trovatore that met all the requirements of a classic Verdi opera production.

Il Trovatore (St. Petersburg Opera)
Il Trovatore (St. Petersburg Opera)

IL TROVATORE. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Salvatore Cammarano. Cast: Michael Morrow (Manrico); Alexandra Batsios (Leonora); Claudia Chapa (Azucena); Christopher Clayton (Count di Luna). Stage Director: Karl W. Hesser; Costume designer: Glenn Breed; Conductor and executive director: Mark Sforzini. Produced by St. Petersburg Opera.

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Peter Bates

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Review of Blu-ray Recording of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt)

Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Here’s a review of a DVD recording of Giulio Cesare in Egitto by Cecilia Bartoli et al, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com).
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Peter Bates

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Review of Mozart’s Complete String Quintets DVD

Mozart's Complete String Quintets
Mozart’s Complete String Quintets
Here’s a review of a DVD recording of Mozart’s Complete String Quintets by Renaud Capuçon et al, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com).
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Peter Bates

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Review of the Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht & Weill

Seven Deadly Sins
Seven Deadly Sins
Here’s a review of a recording of The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of the Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht & Weill”

Peter Bates

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Review of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág

Kafka Fragments
Kafka Fragments
Here’s a review of a recording of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of Kafka Fragments by György Kurtág”

Peter Bates

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Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi

Macbeth DVD
Macbeth DVD

Here’s a review of the Blu-ray recording of the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com). Continue reading “Review of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi”

Peter Bates

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Opera Tampa Produces Spot-on Performance of Così fan tutti

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Così fan tutti at Opera Tampa

COSÌ FAN TUTTI. Opera buffa by Wolfgang Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Cast: Cecilia Violetta López (Fiordiligi), soprano; Sarah Nordin (Dorabella), mezzo soprano; Cody Austin (Ferrando), tenor; Gabriel Preisser (Guglielmo), baritone; Eileen Vanessa Rodriguez (Despina), soprano; Won Cho (Don Alphonso), bass Baritone. Artistic director and conductor: Daniel Lipton. Produced by Opera Tampa. Venu: The Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
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Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston

Dawn Upshaw

Winner of five previous Grammy awards and a rare MacArthur genius award, Dawn Upshaw is one of the great contemporary sopranos of the world. I was so excited to hear her sing for the first time at Jordan Hall, an exquisite concert space. Continue reading “Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish Perform for the Celebrity Series of Boston”

Carolyn Gregory

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Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings

Monk: The Riverside Recordings
Monk: The Riverside Recordings

MONK = The Complete Riverside Recordings – Thelonious Monk, piano/ Charlie Rouse, saxophone/ Art Blakey, drums/ John Coltrane, saxophone/ Sonny Rollins, saxophone/ Coleman Hawkins, saxophone/ Gerry Mulligan, saxophone & clarinet/ Max Roach, drums/ Clark Terry, trumpet/ Thad Jones, trumpet/ Johnny Griffin, saxophone/ Wilbur Ware, bass – Riverside 888072360020, About 16 hours – (Re-release from 1986; Distr. by Concord Music) (15-CD set) [5/18/15] ***** Continue reading “Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings”

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