Monthly Archives: October 2009

An unpalatable experience: Macbeth on Naxos

Verdi: Macbeth **  Naxos 8.660259-60 When the Ballet gets the longest applause of the night in a performance of Verdi’s Macbeth, you know you’re in trouble! So it proves on this release from Naxos of a live performance from the … Continue reading

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Phew! What a scorcher!

Bizet: Carmen **** Royal Opera, 3rd October 2009 ‘Phew! What a scorcher!’ might well be a tabloid headline for a review of this revival of The Royal Opera’s Carmen, and an entirely appropriate one at that as this first night … Continue reading

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