25 Aug 2013

The Critic's Chair for 25 August 2013

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 25 August 2013

Roger Wilson reviews three great operas this week on The Critic's Chair. Rising star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra begin a recorded cycle of Mozart's seven mature operas with Don Giovanni on Deutsche Grammophon. Cecilia Bartoli gives Bellini's Norma a fresh perspective and historically-informed performance with the Orchestra La Scintilla, and New Zealanders Simon O'Neill and Martin Snell star in the London Symphony Orchestra's concert performance of Weber's Der Freischutz, conducted by the late Sir Colin Davis.