Articles by James Imam

James Imam

A forgotten work rediscovered: Riccardo Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its La Scala première

By , 11 November 2017
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Polished and revelatory: Chailly opens the season with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 09 November 2017
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Wasting no time: Daniele Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 06 November 2017
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Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 27 October 2017
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Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

By , 16 October 2017
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Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 03 October 2017
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Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 08 September 2017
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Political satire: Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 14 August 2017
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A frivolous La pietra del paragone at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 13 August 2017
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Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 12 August 2017
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Skilfully constructed: William Kentridge's new Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

By , 09 August 2017
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Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2017
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Highly uplifting: Haitink conducts Beethoven's Missa solemnis at La Scala

By , 26 June 2017
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Strehler's dreamy Die Entführung aus dem Serail returns to La Scala

By , 19 June 2017
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Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 16 June 2017
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Anne-Sophie Mutter joins Riccardo Chailly for Brahms at La Scala

By , 12 June 2017
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Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk with Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 22 May 2017
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A dispiriting première for Maria Stuarda at the Teatro Carlo Felice

By , 19 May 2017
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A varied musical offering at the Sounds of the Dolomites

By , 05 May 2017
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Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

By , 11 April 2017
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