Reviews, translations, articles written by Jeffrey Grice.

January, 2014. SOLO, yours truly’s English translation of A VOIX BASSE, the autobiography of French free-jazz double-bass icon Joelle Leandre. SOLO (Kadima, 2011) Check out a review and a wacky promo video from Joelle. And here’s a second review of SOLO written by Massimo Ricci.

July, 2013. During the 2011/2012 season I was the Paris correspondent of an Italian web magazine devoted to opera and concerts. My reviews were published in English and translated into Italian by the GBOpera team. Check out their site at www.gbopera.it

Here is a list of the operas and concerts that I reviewed that year, linked to my original English text. Italian speakers can click at the bottom of the English for the review in Italian.

WAGNER  Tristan and Isolde

ADAMS  Nixon in China

BERG  Lulu  –  WAGNER Tannhauser

HANDEL  Semele


FENELON   La Cerisaie

VERDI   La Forza del Destino

PURCELL  Dido and Aeneas

VERDI   Rigoletto

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Queen of Spades

DEBUSSY  Pelleas et Melisande

ROSSINI  La Cenerentola

CAVALLI  La Didone

VIVALDI  Giustino

DONIZETTI  Don Pasquale

PURCELL The Fairy Queen

MOZART  La Clemenza di Tito


SCHUBERT   Die schone Mullerin     Matthias Goerne / Christoph Eschenbach

BEETHOVEN  The 9 symphonies with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly in five concerts, with a contemporary work premiered in each concert, featuring composers, Carlo BOCCADORO, Steffen SCHLEIERMACHER, Colin MATTHEWS, Bruno MANTOVANI and Friedrich CERHA.

PROKOFIEV / STRAUSS / ROUSSEL Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, violin

GRACE BUMBRY in recital at the CHATELET, TMP