Three years ago in Prague, I was extremely excited to review the very opera, which put Giuseppe Verdi on the map as one of the greatest Italian composers of all time! With a diverse and formidable cast of singers who poured their beings into their selected roles, this was absolute bliss. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
A huge kudos to all of the performers and Maestro Jindra, especially Dana Buresova, Eva Urbanova, Richard Samek, Jaroslav Berzina and Yvona Skvarova, for a very enjoyable Jenufa that I caught three years ago during my Easter vacation in Prague. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Two to three years ago in my first Austrian Christmas and New Year’s break, this was a spectacular first evening at the Vienna State Opera House, with this supernatural and dramatic Janacek opera headed by one of my most favorite lyric-dramatic coloratura sopranos of all time, Laura Aikin, as the coveted role of Emilia Marty. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s see how Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca, and Mariusz Kwiecien fare on my book in this cult classic of a Donizetti opera. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Ah, the unsurpassable Franco Zeffirelli Turandot production, starring Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Anita Hartig and Alexander Tsymbalyuk with Maestro Paolo Carignani on the helm. Let’s see how well this fares. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Some of my opinions especially regarding Marco Berti’s vocal performance have not held up, but in spite of it all, I still enjoyed making this video. Moreover, this is actually my most viewed opera review video I have made.
What opera was I watching, even though this was supposed to be Wagner’s Walküre? Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. This was filmed two years ago when I was in Budapest and my opinions of this Walküre production haven’t really changed much.
Nanni Moretti’s brand of humor really got me invested in this down-to-earth film. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. This was made about two to three years ago, but this movie directed by Signore Moretti holds up really well.
It’s time for another nostalgic post, where I take a look at Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, an opera I have been passionate about reviewing for the longest time. This video is about two years old but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.
Yet another old review I made, and this time, I talk about the black comedy horror film, Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Ig, which was shown four years ago when I was a twenty-two-year-old. If you don’t want to hear about my whole failed Guildhall audition experience in London, please skip to 2:43 for the main review.
Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and Nicolas Testè! With a scintillating cast of singers like this, this was a very worthwhile evening. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. P.S. I thought Patricia Racette was a decent host as she had enough charisma and charm to liven things up. Also, I do apologize for some of the background noise in this review as my flatmate had guests even though he was aware I was making this Vlog style review. Plus, this was made two years ago. So, I hope you enjoy this video.