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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | James Rutherford

Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
London

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 07 August 2017
****1
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Vincent Wolfsteiner (Siegfried) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

A magnificent scherzo: Siegfried in Frankfurt

By , 15 July 2016
****1
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James Rutherford (Wotan) and Rebecca Teem (Brünnhilde) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Wotan and his women: Family drama of Die Walküre in Frankfurt

By , 10 July 2016
***11
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Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister, Jenny Carlstedt (Rhinemaidens) and Jochen Schmeckenbecher © Monika Rittershaus (2009)
Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt's Ring Cycle off to a good start with a straightforward Das Rheingold

By , 08 July 2016
***11
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
*****
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Christine Georke (Elektra) Gun-Brit Barkmin (Chrysothemis) Andris Nelsons conducting Boston Symphony © Chris Lee
New York City

Nelsons, BSO and Goerke stun Carnegie Hall in Elektra

By , 21 October 2015
*****
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Christoph von Dohnányi © Bertold Fabricius
London

Dohnányi leads the Philharmonia's 70th birthday gala with Schumann and Beethoven

By , 27 September 2015
****1
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© János Posztós/Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Wagner's Flying Dutchman in Budapest

By , 20 June 2015
***11
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Mihoko Fujimura © R&G Photography
Birmingham

A transcendent Parsifal from Nelsons and the CBSO

By , 17 May 2015
****1
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Barcelona

Strauss' Arabella: a psychological contemplation of love and life

By , 23 November 2014
****1
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Amsterdam

Age of Anxiety: Dutch National Opera’s unsettling Arabella

By , 13 April 2014
****1
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Birmingham

CBSO and Andris Nelsons: The Flying Dutchman in concert

By , 16 March 2013
****1
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London

Prom 72: Nixon in China at the Albert Hall

By , 05 September 2012
****1
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Hereford

Three Choirs Festival: Ireland, Delius and Elgar with Nardone and the Philharmonia

By , 26 July 2012
***11
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Birmingham

Gardner's Dreamy Gerontius at the Birmingham Symphony Hall

By , 12 April 2012
*****
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Sir Simon Rattle © Peter Meisel | BRSO
Munich

Eine magische konzertante Walküre mit Rattle und dem BRSO

By , 10 February 2019
****1
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Frankfurt am Main

Verdi's Falstaff in Frankfurt: Heimspiel für Željko Lučić

By , 23 September 2016
****1
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Vincent Wolfsteiner (Siegfried) © Barbara Aumüller | Oper Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

Für ein bisschen Bayreuth: Siegfried in Frankfurt

By , 15 July 2016
***11
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Rheintöchter Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister & Jenny Carlstedt, J. Schmeckenbecher (Alberich) © Monika Rittershaus | Oper Frankfurt (2009)
Frankfurt am Main

„Was bisher geschah“: Das Rheingold an der Frankfurter Oper

By , 08 July 2016
****1
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Elisabeth Sobotka © Christian Jungwirth | Bigshot
Graz

Grande Finale! Die Oper Graz blickt zurück

By , 21 June 2015
****1
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Graz

Von klassisch bis surreal - eine Tosca mit überraschender Wendung an der Oper Graz

By , 21 December 2014
***11
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