Performer: Angel Blue

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DresdenLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
John Fiore; Christine Mielitz; Dresden State Opera; Giampaolo Maria Bisanti; Peter Heilein; Hrachuhí Bassénz
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Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

A revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 production was graced by an impressive case, including the Met debut of soprano Angel Blue. 
***11
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An evening to cherish with the LPO

A sombre programme of four substantial works, part of the LPOs series of concert Belief and Beyond Belief nevertheless had something of showbusiness about it, thanks to the charismatic presence of John Mauceri. 
*****
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La bohème a chilly disappointment in Vienna

Despite Angel Blue and Ryan Speedo Green, this revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production lacked vocal colour.
**111
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Jonathan Miller's La bohème returns to ENO

ENO's revival of Jonathan Miller's 2009 production is musically solid, but falls short of the dramatic intensity achieved in previous years.
***11
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Edinburgh International Festival: Olga Neuwirth's American Lulu

In his programme note, director John Fulljames remarked that “any opera has many layers of authorship”, and that is truer of American Lulu than most.Alban Berg compiled the original libretto for Lulu (1929–34) from two plays by Frank Wedekind: Erdgreist (“Earth Spirit”, 1895) and Die Büsche der Pandora (“Pandora’s Box”, 1904).
****1
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