Bachtrack logo

Performer: Brandon Jovanovich

Upcoming eventsSee more...

SalzburgThe Queen of Spades (Pique-Dame)New Production

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique-Dame)
Mariss Jansons; Hans Neuenfels; Christian Schmidt; Reinhard von der Thannen; Brandon Jovanovich; Vladislav Sulimsky

ViennaLes TroyensNew production

Berlioz: The Trojans (Les Troyens)
Alain Altinoglu; Sir David McVicar; Vienna State Opera; Es Devlin; Moritz Junge; Joyce DiDonato; Brandon Jovanovich

ViennaRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Eivind Gullberg Jensen; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Camilla Nylund; Brandon Jovanovich

MunichLa fanciulla del WestNew production

La fanciulla del West
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
James Gaffigan; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Kampe; Brandon Jovanovich

BerlinParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Markus Brück; Derek Welton
Latest reviewsSee more...

No muddle, just music: ROH Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina) © ROH | Clive Barda
The Royal Opera Orchestra produce a revelatory reading of Shostakovich’s eclectic score; a fine performance from Eva-Maria Westbroek and excellent acting from the whole cast light up the drama and farce.
****1
Read more

Pountney's riveting Walküre in Chicago

Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
David Pountney's new production of Die Walküre for the Lyric Opera of Chicago incisively charts the tectonic shift of control over the future from Wotan to Brünnhilde.
****1
Read more

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Salzburg

Nina Stemme (Katerina) © Salzburger Festspiele | Thomas Aurin
Under Mariss Jansons, the Vienna Philharmonic are on top form in Shostakovich's opera; together with a top class cast of singers, they create sonic and emotional intoxication.
*****
Read more

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder © The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder's 70th birthday Gurre-Lieder threatens to dislodge the roof in Manchester with the combined forces of the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic
*****
Read more

A missed opportunity but with great musical values

Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera's new produdtion of Rusalka fails to explore a deeper complexity of the fairy tale, although a strong ensemble of singers and the superb Met Orchestra make it a musically compelling performance.
***11
Read more