This updated production of Boris Godunov fails to convey the power and majesty that this work requires.
Benjamin Britten’s final opera receives a superb reading by Edward Gardner and a moving portrayal of the lead role by John Graham-Hall
Gounod’s Faust receives serious reconceptualization from Des McAnuff and topflight performances from its lead singers and conductor
A beautifully realized revival of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire.
A brief but penetrating look at a conflicted musical genius who gave few interviews with the gaps filled in by colleagues and friends.
Paths Through the Labyrinth is a definitive musical biography of Poland’s greatest living composer, Krzysztof Penderecki
A moving tribute to Iranian composer/conductor Nader Mashalyekhi who is faced with the daunting task of reconstituting the Teheran Symphony Orchestra
With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
Thielemann takes his Dresden Staatskapelle forces on a satisfying journey through all of Brahms’ symphonies with excellent results
Written On Skin is a new millennium opera that is given an excellent production, authoritative performances, and is easy on the ear