Tag Archives: Günther Groissböck

Pappano releases the shackles: an uplifting Fidelio in Rome

Beethoven: Fidelio **** Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome, 22nd October 2016 Released from the incarceration of directorial prison walls, Fidelio can still make a most powerful impact on the concert platform. Despite formal evening attire – Rachel Willis-Sørensen “Fidelio” in a … Continue reading

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A curious, ghostly Onegin from Mariusz Trelinski

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (C Major Blu-ray) *** Kasper Holten faced something of a critical backlash (not from these quarters) for his use of dancer doubles in his recent Royal Opera production of Eugene Onegin, yet their use in this opera … Continue reading

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Fish out of water: Martin Kušej’s nightmarish Rusalka in Munich

Dvořák: Rusalka **** C Major Blu-ray 706504 Fairy tales usually have dark undercurrents – witches, wolves and wicked stepmothers destined to give children sleepless nights before eventually arriving at a Happily Ever After. There’s no happy ending to Rusalka, but … Continue reading

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